Funding for the Sound Improvement Project
St Paul’s has received a fantastic grant of £12,000 from the Poole CIL Neighbourhood fund for the Sound System project. This grant, together with over £4,000 raised from St Paul’s own resources, means that we have been able to complete the first equipment stage of the Project.
CIL (Community Infrastructure Levy) is a levy that local authorities can choose to charge on new developments in their area. The money should be used to support development by funding infrastructure that the council, local community and neighbourhoods want. Click here to see the Press Release.
The St Paul’s Sound System project committee consisted of Jim Green, Paul Brayshaw, Tony Ridgeway and Sasha Morgan who researched what equipment was needed, liaised with potential providers to gain quotes and oversaw various fundraising initiatives. The committee put together a CIL bid application in January 2020 and despite being massively oversubscribed, the St Paul’s Sound System Project was one of the successful applicants. Click to see videos of the Cream Tea Concert that launched the project in November 2019
The Sound Improvement Project will encompass:
- sound absorption panels on the back wall and roof.
- additional equipment and speakers to distribute the sound more evenly.
- replacing some unreliable audio equipment.
- updating the digital control system
- enlarging and elevating the sound desk.
CDs of Favourite Pieces for Piano, Organ, Choir and Soloists
Jim Green, Rose Fisher and Natalie Williams have made four CDs of favourite pieces for piano, organ and choir, recorded over 4 decades. The collection ranges widely within the realm of “easy listening” – from Bach’s lively Trio Sonata to Sousa’s stirring “Liberty Bell” through Annie’s Song, Elvira Madigan, Downton Abbey, Jenkin’s Benedictus and many other modern and classic favourites. Click here for more details of the CDs.