Joy and Woe are Woven Fine

The lovely church of St Margaret’s in Hemingford Abbots was the setting for Tapestry’s most recent concert on the 23rd March. The programme was chosen to reflect the theme ‘Joy and Woe are Woven Fine’, in acknowledgement of both Lent , and the Feast of the Annunciation, or Lady Day, on the 25th March. The programme ranged from the Renaissance music of Palestrina, Byrd and Tallis to more modern composers such as Elgar, Dubra and Holst. The audience also particularly enjoyed the inclusion of secular songs such as Somewhere over the Rainbow, Once Upon a Dream and Billy Joel’s Goodnight my Angel which reflected the themes of Joy and Woe.

The retiring collection from the appreciative audience raised £256 for Jimmy’s Night Shelter in Cambridge.