The Wilfred Owen Commemoration
First World War Concert, Sat, 15 Sept.
As part of the Wilfred Owen Commemorations, a concert will take place at Christ Church featuring music mainly by young composers who, like Owen, were killed in the First World War. The music is in a wide range of styles and moods, both commemorating the loss of these composers and celebrating their undoubted talent. The concert will take place starting at 2pm on Saturday 15 September 2018 at Christ Church, played on the church’s historic “Father Willis” organ. Composers include George Butterworth, Cecil Coles, Ernest Farrar, Maurice Jephson, Hans Fahrmann, Gustav Holst and Edward Elgar. Entry is free and the event will last an hour.
The church will also be open from 11am till 4pm that day as part of the Wirral Heritage Open Day initiative, with a variety of heritage displays.
Songs of Praise, Thursday 18 Oct.
The BBC Songs of Praise recording will take place at Christ Church, Christchurch Road, Oxton on Thursday 18 October 2018. Everybody welcome – the more the merrier! The BBC ask that people arrive at 5.45pm in good time for the setting-up and that they’re prepared to stay for the full recording which will run from 6.30pm until 9.30pm. There will be a really good range of hymns for people to sing. The church has level access and fully accessible toilet facilities. Bring your friends/family/neighbours/colleagues along for what promises to be a very enjoyable and interesting evening.