Music by Jacobus Gallus in London on 1 March at 7.30 p.m.

The London Gallus Consort choir will perform music by the Slovene Jacobus Gallus, as well as other renaissance and medieval composers from across Europe. The group has specialised in the work of Gallus since the mid-1990s; many of you will know them from their appearances at the Society’s carol service.

They will be accompanied on authentic instruments from the period by the Sicut Vox wind ensemble.

The concert is in the Church of St Andrew-by-the-Wardrobe (near St Paul’s, the same place as the annual carol service) at 7.30 p.m. on 1 March.

Tickets are £10 (£8 for concessions) with proceeds going to the Barka charity in Slovenia and the Multiple Sclerosis Society in the UK.

How to get to the Church of St Andrew-by-the-Wardrobe:

How to get there

 

A Slovene shovel for English snow

When it comes to shoveling snow, everybody knows Slovenes are the champions. When snow falls overnight in Slovenia, by 5 a.m. the streets  echo to the sound of shovels.

England does not quite have that tradition. But here is a BSS member in England using a special ergonomic snow shovel “Efekt” made in Slovenia and presented to him for Christmas by Slovene friends. He had the path up to his house cleared in a few minutes (admittedly not at 5 a.m.)

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The Annual Dinner – Prešernov večer on 9th February at 6.30 p.m.

The Annual Dinner of the Society will this year be held on Saturday, 9th February at 6.30 pm (welcome drinks) for a 7.20 pm start.

The location is Hotel Russell, Russell Square, London WC1B 5BE

(nearest stations: Russell Square, Holborn and Euston)

There will be the usual tombola in support of the charity Barka in Slovenia and speeches, poetry and music.

Ticket prices are £33 for members, £35 for non-members, £23 for fulltime students and free for members aged over 80 (a donation of £10 would be welcomed).

An application form for tickets can be obtained from Anica Page, 7 Hampton, Great
Holm, Milton Keynes, Bucks MK8 9EP and forms should be returned by no later
than Saturday, 2nd February 2013.