Poise and Perfection

Home » News » Poise and Perfection
violin_piano

It was advertised as 'Afternoon Tea and light music' — in actual fact it was passionate, poised perfection
from Jonathan and Elizabeth Sparey on violin and piano, respectively.
What a treat — what class, what joy they brought to those forty or so folk gathered, entranced by the music
emerging from those two instruments, played with love, expertise and understanding. The Lark Ascending
by Vaughan Williams was as sumptuous and the afternoon tea that followed — the bird rose from its' nest,
circled, dropped, rose some more, all the while the notes fluttered around the room — utterly wonderful. All
created through their lifelong love of music, displaying their innate ability to play and interpret the black
and white marks on the pages before them. It made me think that this is what we should all be aspiring to
achieve as we read the Scriptures, those black and white marks on the page in front of us, allow the Holy
Spirit to interpret and live with passion the Christian life in these dales. And passion need not be loud, as
Jonathan explained before he played one piece: it means as soft as you can, and softer — hardly able to be
heard, yet still there, true to the notes on the page.

You may also be interested in

Dick Whittington
NYD Webteam: Mon 20 Jan 12:19pm

The Wesley Pantomime Society present Dick Whittington at Richmond Methodist ChurchEveryone...

notts_wheeler_cornering
Kevin Pellatt: Wed 31 Jul 8:25pm

I am old enough to know better than to sign up for the 'Deloitte Ride Across Britain' in September this year, cycling 980 miles in 9 days. That said, it is all in a good cause; the Motor Neurone Disease Association, for whom I'm aiming to raise £2019. A good friend of mine, Trevor, has been diagnosed with MND, a degenerative disease whereby the brain functions but it's...

cross_fish_yellow_2
NYD Webteam: Wed 31 Jul 5:38pm

Middleton in Teesdale Methodist chapel hosted a creative workshop on the topic of Colossians, following on from the 'Bible Month' initiative championed by the Methodist church. Led by Rev. Alan Coustick and assisted by Kevin Pellatt 22 people came along over two days and one evening, and they created all manner of artwork inspired by Paul's letter. Common themes emerged such as being...