Ashtead Choral Society – From Rameau to Rutter via Rossini

Featuring Rutter’s Requiem & European Harmonies by Rameau, Rossini, Gorecki and Faure

  • Conducted by Andrew Storey
  • Soprano – Helen Pritchard
  • Organist – John Carnelley

Our Spring concert features the Requiem by contemporary British composer and conductor, John Rutter. Rutter is a composer of instantly memorable tunes, and nowhere is this more evident than his glorious Requiem. Composed in 1985, the work is characterised by its simplicity, brevity and rich choral writing. This seven-movement Requiem is traditional in its inspiration, using texts from the Requiem Mass and the Book of Common Prayer. The gloriously pure Pie Jesu is a real highlight – as is the Requiem Aeternam, which opens the work. Performed regularly all over the world, Rutter’s Requiem is one of the most popular compositions of the last thirty years.

As a nod to Ashtead Choral Society’s tour of Umbria in Italy in May, our Spring concert also features a selection of European harmonies from composers Jean-Philippe Rameau, Gioachino Rossini, Henryk Gorecki and Gabriel Fauré.

Epsom & Ewell Community Safety Action Plan

Epsom & Ewell Borough Council launches consultation on its Community Safety Action Plan 

Epsom & Ewell Borough Council has launched a public consultation on the priorities for community safety in the borough and are asking residents, workers, visitors and businesses to have their say on the proposed action plan.

The council is part of the Epsom and Ewell Community Safety Partnership, which also includes Surrey Fire & Rescue Service, Surrey Police, Surrey County Council, Kent, Surrey and Sussex Probation Service, Surrey Downs Clinical Commissioning Group, Surrey Police & Crime Commissioner and Rosebery Housing Association.

Community safety covers a wide range of activities designed to reduce the likelihood of crime, disorder and anti-social behaviour, protect victims and hold perpetrators to account. It also involves reducing incidents of domestic abuse and behaviour damaging to the community.

As part of the Epsom & Ewell Community Safety Partnership, the council have committed to playing its part in the following themes:

1.              Focus on the most vulnerable or those at risk of harm

2.              Serious organised crime and PREVENT

3.              Identify and tackle crime and anti-social behaviour

4.              Improve Community Engagement

The new Plan is the first time the council has publicly committed to actions in support of those themes and they would like to gather the views of the community.

Alex Coley, Chair of the Council’s Crime and Disorder Committee said: “I asked for this community safety action plan to go to a public consultation so we can hear what local people  think our priorities should be. The government recently conducted a national consultation on expanded anti-social behaviour powers and the relationship between Community Safety Partnerships and Police & Crime Commissioners.

“Now it’s time to ask what our local community want from the Council and our partners. Please tell us your community safety priorities and share with others so we hear from as many people as possible.”

The consultation will run until 17 December 2023 and can be accessed via:

www.epsom-ewell.gov.uk/council/consultations. Comments can be made by email to [email protected]

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Epsom Coffee Morning and Peer Support Group

Mary Frances Trust (MFT) are delivering a weekly group-where you can share your own experiences and develop coping skills from the experiences of others.

Each week, group members will be looking at different wellbeing topics and engaging in some fun activities.

To find out more and register please contact MFT now!