Outlook Issue 14 Spring 2011
News and Views from St. Mary's Woodbridge
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Parish pump Corbould comes to Woodbridge St. Mary’s has been selected to house a large Edwardian oil painting , ‘The Epiphany’ by the artist Rupert Henry Corbould, and it now proudly hangs in the chapel to the right of the high altar. Painted in the Italian Renaissance taste, it depicts the Nativity scene set within a landscape. Three angels bearing scrolls reading ‘Glory to God in the Highest’ occupy the central arcade of the shaped top. Corbould (1866-1921) was a celebrated stained glass artist but devoted much of his career to the adornment of St. George’s Church, Perry Hill, London. During the blitz, his ‘Stations of the Cross’ series of paintings were stored in the bell-tower, but tragically were stolen in 1998. The canvas of ‘The Epiphany’ had been stuck to the stone wall, and was saved when the church was demolished. Woodbridge schools unite No, this isn’t some hair brained government scheme to amalgamate the two excellent town secondary schools but rather a joint musical venture, arranged by Woodbridge Chamber Concerts, involving musicians from both schools! The Woodbridge schools’ performance has created plenty of interest and for the students the experience of playing in a public concert with the strings from Vaughan Williams’ own college is an exciting prospect. The rest of the concert, performed by the RCM Strings, includes well known music by Vaughan Williams’ lifelong friend Holst and his contemporary, William Walton. The evening concludes with two famous string masterpieces, Barber’s Adagio and Tchaikovsky’s Serenade.The concerts to follow on the 3rd and 4th June, feature the award winning cellist Philip Higham and then the Brodowski Quartet return for an evening of Haydn and Beethoven, with Mozart’s Piano Concerto no 12, being played in his own arrangement for piano and string quartet. Full details can be found on the website: www.woodbridgechamberconcerts.org, or from John Treadway on 01986 798324. Tickets are also available Browsers Bookshop, Woodbridge.