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Past Events

Please take a look through photos and videos of some of our previous events.

The Colchester Military Wives

Our autumn concert was a very special one, featuring the Military Wives Choir of Colchester, whose performance was particularly appropriate, being just two weeks before Remembrance Sunday and while many Mersea residents were commenting on the poignancy of the Strood…

Christmas Concert 2018

Christmas Concerts 2017

Christmas Concerts 2016

Community choir Vocalise together with the Eclipse Trio presented their sixth Christmas concert for ‘The Friends’, delighting the audience at two sell-out performances in the parish church on Tuesday and Wednesday 13th and 14th of December. The programme began with…

Colne Valley Youth Orchestra – Saturday 3rd September 2016

The second of our summer events was a concert performed in the church by the Colne Valley Youth Orchestra on Saturday 3rd September. Ticket sales were disappointing, affected perhaps by the fine late summer weather and competing attractions. However, the…

Tower Tours, Church Tours and Teas – 23rd July 2016

The first of our two summer events this year was an open day at the church on 23rd July including tower tours, church tours and teas. The tower tours, organised by committee member Lizzie Dumas, were an opportunity for local people…

Concert for a Summer Evening – Ipswich Gilbert & Sullivan Society – Saturday 12th June 2016

In true British style the summer sunshine had turned to showers but it did not dampen the musical delights of our “Concert for a Summer Evening” provided for us by the members of the Ipswich Gilbert & Sullivan Society on…

Vocalise and Eclipse Concert 15th April 2016

The vocal trio Eclipse and our community choir Vocalise delivered the perfect antidote to a day of leaden skies and unremitting rain with an uplifting performance of musical delights. Eclipse presented an eclectic selection of feel-good songs spanning the years…

Christmas Concerts 2015

Compère Pete Easy summed up our 2015 Christmas Concert succinctly on Tuesday night, paraphrasing MasterChef’s Greg Wallace’s famous phrase, “Singing doesn’t get better than that!” There were three choirs, soloists, poetry readers, some ‘merry’ wassailers, Christmas crackers, silly hats and…

Events Gallery – 2014

25th January 2014 – “Rich Clifford And The Young Once” Yet another successful evening of entertainment was enjoyed by the audience at this sell-out concert in the MICA Centre. Having been brought back by popular request after their fab show…

Events Gallery – 2013

February 2013 – ‘Wild Britain’ with Colin Westgate FRPS,MFIPA Internationally celebrated Mersea Photographer Colin Westgate enthralled a completely sold out audience at our Parish Church with his wonderful images from around our beautiful country. Landscapes from all parts and in…

Events Gallery – September – December 2012

September 2012 – TheWeddingEvent: October 2012 – OldSchoolHymns: The singing was interspersed with contributions from Pixie Weaver and Heather Haward, both having recorded their proud Mersea heritage by writing books. Everyone enjoyed the readings immensely, but for those who had…

Events Gallery – January – June 2012

January 2012 – Iceland and the Volcanic Eruption: Photographic display by local photographer Colin Westgate February 2012 – Rich Clifford and the Young Once: March 2012 -The Friends Two Choirs Event Featuring Vocalise and Colne Harmony: May 2012 – ‘Strictly’ at…

Events Gallery – 2011

Pre-launch event – Café Musica – February 2011: View video: Inaugural Event  “All That’s Mersea”- June 2011: Play video: Sea Shanties, Small Talk and Sea Songs – October 2011: November 2011 Marriott – Curran Classical Guitar Duo: Play video: Christmas Concert…

Mike Hatchard Concert – Saturday 31st October

  It would be fair to say that most of us in the audience did not know quite what to expect from Friday night’s concert for The Friends featuring musician Mike Hatchard. Mike has had an extraordinarily diverse career as…

Come Sing the Messiah – Saturday 23rd May

Come Sing the Messiah – and so we did (on Saturday 23rd May) Some had sung the Messiah before and some had no experience of this type of music. Luckily for us Organist Peter Dollimore had connections and this enabled…

Friday 17th April 2015 7.30pm – An evening with Vocalise and the stunning Eclipse Trio in the Church

We knew we were going to be in for a musical treat on Friday. Despite the fact that there were four other musical events taking place on the Island and nearby (a testament to the musical talent in our community…

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