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CELEBRATORY MUSIC AT ST ANDREW’S CATHEDRAL

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CELEBRATING ST ANDREW'S DAY
 MUSIC & MEMORIES: Thursday 30 November
12 noon until 6.30pm
To celebrate St Andrew's Day, St Andrew’s Cathedral is curating another special collection of items from its archives including original architectural sketches, the plans for the tapestries of Bishop Broughton’s chair and other intricate needlepoint items, guest books signed by visiting Royalty and historic service sheets – some dating back to the late 1800s. It even includes musical scores that help tell the story of the Cathedral's choristers - such as the red leather-bound copy of Handel's Messiah, presented as a chorister attendance prize in 1898! 
 Archival display available from 12 noon until 6.30pm
 
 1.10pm 
 St Andrew's Day - Organ Recital (with refreshments to follow!)
 
 5:15pm
 St Andrew's Day - Choral Communion Evensong
 For those who would prefer to join us for our regular Thursday evensong - be prepared for special treat. Starting "as the shadows lengthen" at 5:15pm, we are conducting a special Choral Communion for St Andrew’s Day, with this beautiful early evening service lead by the Dean

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THE VELVETEEN RABBIT @ ST ANDREWS CATHEDRAL SCHOOL

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Production photography by Azuresky

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“What does it mean to be ‘real?”

In the time-honoured tradition of the best children’s stories this is a very adorable and delightful adaptation of the children’s classic by Margery Williams first published in 1922.

With the show’s catchy singing and dancing this was perfect school holiday fare. Darina Vassiliev and The book has been updated- for instance, it now includes Elvis and a toy racing car adaptation, (the stage adaptation includes new characters including Elvis and a toy racing car), and co-direction of the piece works extremely well as does the original music by Elen Rapoport with lyrics by Vassiliev.

For those unfamiliar with the book the plot is as follows: A stuffed rabbit made from velveteen is given as a Christmas present to a small boy. The Velveteen Rabbit, after being introduced into the nursery, and at first finding it difficult to fit in, asks one of the wisest toys, his friend the Skin Horse, what being real means.”Real isn’t how you’re made,” replies the Skin Horse. “It’s a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become real. It doesn’t happen all at once. You become …” And so begins the Velveteen Rabbit’s poignant story. Continue reading THE VELVETEEN RABBIT @ ST ANDREWS CATHEDRAL SCHOOL