Highlights of English Musical Heritage – redux

Highlights of English Musical Heritage - redux

 

For music lovers who are not necessarily musicians, the library is setting up a series of sessions aiming at illustrating  the heritage of English Classical Music in its most specific and beautiful forms, mainly vocal music. Each session will focus on a composer, with a short presentation of the work and the composer, followed by the listening of selected pieces through  selected  videos,  often with  different interpretations. The point is to share comments and criticism with the group members.

Michel Cartillier, volunteer at the library, will start with a monument of English culture: Haendel’s Messiah…so very appropriate in this Christmas season. This first session will be dedicated to the first part of this work. If you missed this event, no need to worry. We have rescheduled a replay for those who were not able to come the first time. A session following will deal with other vocal works of Handel. Dates to be announced.

Other sessions to come will be centered on Purcell, Elizabethan music, and the relations of Hadyn and Beethoven with England who transposed British folk songs in the classical form as we know it.

These sesssions are free and open to the public. No need to reserve, just come and enjoy!

Get that old Christmas spirit…come caroling!

Get that old Christmas spirit...come caroling!

Looking for that good old Christmas spirit…? Join the members of the English-language Library in Angers for Christmas caroling on Sunday, December 17th. All you need to do is to wear red and green AND WARM clothes (and a red santa hat if you have one!), meet at the library at 2:30 before going out to carol in the streets of Angers. If you would like, bring some baked Christmas treat to share with everybody for when we come back to the library. No need to sign up, just come and sing to your heart’s content! Free and open to the public!

14:30 – meet at the library to warm up the vocal cords

15:00 – 17:00 Christmas carols in town, the library will be locked up at this time

17:00 – Christmas goodies to eat and drink (feel free to bring something)

Books and tea

Books and tea

B&T

“Books and Tea” is a monthly meeting for bookworms and tea drinkers. Bring a book you’ve really enjoyed, talk about it and pass it on! The group meets from 2 to 3:30. As an exception, the group will be meeting at the library on this date. No need to sign up, just come and enjoy!

Coffee House

Coffee House

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This is a special moment when the community gathers together to talk about everything and anything (…in English of course!) and sips coffee and tea. Coffee House is free and open to all library members. Just drop in, no need to reserve! Coffee house is every Friday except during school holidays.

 

Knit and natter

Knit and natter

Knitting

Come along and bring your knitting,

Have a natter while you’re sitting,

Or learn to knit with wool provided,

Needles loaned and stitches guided.

Knitted garments are très chic,

So be in vogue and start this week.

 

Knit and natter is a free activity open to all members. No need to reserve, just come and enjoy yourself!

Coffee House

Coffee House

2014-12-05 Angers English library 5309

This is a special moment when the community gathers together to talk about everything and anything (…in English of course!) and sips coffee and tea. Coffee House is free and open to all library members. Just drop in, no need to reserve! Coffee house is every Friday except during school holidays.

 

Knit and natter

Knit and natter

Knitting

Come along and bring your knitting,

Have a natter while you’re sitting,

Or learn to knit with wool provided,

Needles loaned and stitches guided.

Knitted garments are très chic,

So be in vogue and start this week.

 

Knit and natter is a free activity open to all members. No need to reserve, just come and enjoy yourself!

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