Staines Songsters – the tour

poster WEB Latvija - 2015.04.28

The poster shows the various places that the choir will be visiting. It’s not very often I can do a bi-lingual version of the blog, but here goes. This is taken from the publicity material that we are sending out about the visit:

Pestīšanas armijai Latvijā ir tas gods sagaidīt kori Staines Songsters no Pestīšanas
armijas Lielbritānijā. Vizīte sakrīt ar 150.gadadienu, kopš Pestīšanas armijas aizsāka
savu darbu Londonas trūcīgākajiem iedzīvotājiem. Pašlaik PA darbojas jau 126 valstīs.
Pestīšanas armija pasaulē ir zināma pēc savas sociālās kalpošanas sabiedrības
atstumtajiem, bet arī daudzās valstīs ir Pestīšanas armijā izveidojusies sena augstas
kvalitātes koru un pūtēju orķestru tradīcija. Staines Songsters ir viens no
pazīstamākajiem koriem. Koris savu darbību aizsāka 1911.gadā un ir kļuvis par
dzīvespriecīgu kori ar 50 dažādu vecumu un profesiju dziedātājiem. Daudzus gadus
koris ir uzturējis izcilu kormūzikas standartu un uzstājies BBC televīzijas pārraidē
Songs of Praise, kā arī Royal Albert Hall, Londonā. Kora repertuārā ir gan tradicionāla
garīgā mūzika, gan mūsdienīgas gospeļmūzikas kompozīcijas.
Koris aktīvi darbojas arī sabiedrības labā Lielbritānijā. Kā draudzes koris viņi katru
nedēļu piedalās svētdienas dievkalpojumos, kā arī kora mūzikas skaņas var dzirdēt
apkaimes pansionātos, slimnīcās, iepirkšanās centros un sestdienas vakaru
koncertos. Koris saka, ka viņi „dziedās, dziedās, dziedās it visur, lai nestu cilvēkiem
dzīvības vēsti.”
Latvijā koris koncertēs Origo laukumā piektdien, 29.maijā plkst. 15.00, tad vēlāk
dosies uz Saldus mūzikas un mākslas skolu un piedalīsies koncertā plkst. 19.00.
Sestdien, 30.maijā plkst. 19.00 koris uzstāsies Sv.Pētera baznīcā. Visi koncerti ir bez
maksas.
Svētdien, 31.maijā koris piedalīsies dievkalpojumos Bauskā un Liepā.
Visi ir mīļi aicināti apmeklēt šos pasākumus

….and now in English

The Salvation Army in Latvia are pleased to announce the visit of a Salvation
Army choir from the United Kingdom, Staines Songster Brigade. The visit
coincides with the celebration of 150 years since the Salvation Army, now
present in 126 countries, first began its work amongst the poor.
As well as being renowned for it’s practical Christianity and ministry to the
marginalised in society, the Salvation Army has developed, in many parts of
the world, a strong musical tradition with many choirs and brass bands
performing to the highest standards. Staines songsters is one such choir. The
choir started in 1911 and has grown into a vibrant choir of over 50 members
representing a wide range of ages and professions. Over many years it has
maintained an excellent standard of choral singing and has performed on BBC
Television in ‘Songs of Praise’, and in the Royal Albert Hall, London. It has a
varied repertoire ranging from traditional sacred songs to contemporary
Gospel.
The choir is active in its local community in the UK. As a church choir they
contribute to worship on Sunday each week, and the sound of their music can
often be heard in homes for the elderly, local hospitals, shopping centres, as
well as in regular Saturday evening concerts. They say that they will ‘….sing,
sing, sing, wherever they can, to bring the gospel message to life.’
They will be performing outdoors at Origo on Friday 29th May at 15.00 and
later on the same day at the new theatre at the Music School in Saldus at
19.00. On Saturday 30th May they will be performing at 19.00 at St Peter’s
Church, in the Old City, Riga. All these concerts are free and all are welcome
to attend.
On Sunday they will be taking part in worship at Bauska at 11.00 and at Liepa
at 11.00. These too are public meetings and all are invited to attend.

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One Response to Staines Songsters – the tour

  1. John Thompson says:

    So sorry we. Shall be able to be present, but Janet and I shall be in Norway over that week and leading SA meetings at Winton, Bournemouth on the Sunday, but we shall certainly think of you and your people.
    John T.

    Sent from my iPad

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