'O Come Emmanuel'
An Advent Recital
Monday 3rd December
David Horne (Voice)
Paul Collins (Piano)
1) Prelude on O Come, O Come, Emmanuel Matthew Corl
2) Emmanuel Charles Spurgeon
3) Meditation Matthew Corl
4) The Coming R. S. Thomas
5) Advent Calendar Rowan Williams
6) Chorale Prelude on Sleepers Wake J. S. Bach
7) Annunciation John Donne
8) The Overshadow Lucy Shaw
9) Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence Kenneth Kosche
10) For The Time Being: A Christmas Oratorio W. H. Auden
(a) Gabriel And Mary
11) Intrada Grayston Ives
12) Zechariah Craig Joseph
13) Caprice Cuthbert Harris
14) Prepare Jan Richardson
15) Blessing For Waiting Jan Richardson
16) Creator Of The Stars Of Night Gilbert M. Martin
17) Advent Christina Rossetti
18) Advent 1955 John Betjeman
19) Folk Tune Charles Callahan
20) Advent Summons Mother Mary Francis
21) Unto Us A Boy Is Born Christopher Tambling
David Horne Horne is known to Eastbourne audiences for his many appearances at the Devonshire Park Theatre – over forty different productions as either actor or director. He has appeared all over the country in theatres from Aberdeen to Truro and from Dublin to Norwich, playing in everything from Shakespeare to Agatha Christie.
He has also worked abroad – in the English theatres of Frankfurt and Vienna – the magical city of Vienna being his favourite place to work. Highlights of his career include playing Dr Rance in the 30th anniversary production of Joe Orton’s What the Butler Saw, and Robert in the world repertory premiere of the farce Don’t Dress for Dinner.
He has directed numerous national tours, including Rebecca, Private Lives and the first ever adaptation of Galsworthy’s The Forsyte Saga. In pantomime he has played the villain opposite Matthew Kelly, Su Pollard, Christopher Timothy and Kathy Staff, and has occasionally donned skirts as Cinderella’s Ugly Sister.
He also has a series of talks and entertainments on subjects as wide-ranging as Charles Dickens, ENSA and Wimbledon. Recently he appeared in the national tour of ITV’s popular series Heartbeat, playing the lugubrious garage owner and undertaker Bernie Scripps.
Paul Collins moved to Eastbourne at the age of seven and has been involved in Church Music ever since. He was Director of Music at St Andrew's United Reformed Church in Eastbourne from 2004 - 2013 where he was so fortunate to have been able to study with Robert Munns and to whom, he says, he will always be so grateful. He has been accompanist to several local choirs including St Bede's School at The Dicker with whom he has performed at both Guildford and Chichester Cathedrals.
He is established as a recitalist and continuo player in the town and is particularly fond of the French composers of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. He is also passionate about making the organ and organ music accessible to all. He loves playing the organ and tries to play as many right notes as possible!
He now feels that he has come home as Director of Music at St Saviour's Church having played here for several services and many great occasions over the years.
He is a member of the popular Renaissance Singers who also had their home here under the direction of the late Reg Bertin.