Great Sacred Music

A picture of St Martin's Voices with the words, 'Heart, Head & Soul'

Every Thursday at 1.00pm, we present Great Sacred Music, our 35-minute lunchtime sequence to speak to heart, head and soul. Led by Revd Dr Sam Wells and St Martin’s Voices, it explores through song and readings the great classical music of our religious heritage.

Free entry. A retiring collection is taken to support the work of St Martin-in-the-Fields.

Supported by the Jerusalem Trust.

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December 2016
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Thursday 8 December, 1:00 pm

Great Sacred Music: Welcome, all Wonders in one Sight

An exploration of the Christmas writings of the metaphysical poet Richard Crashaw, including Dove’s Welcome, all Wonders in one sight, Berkeley’s Look up, Sweet Babe and Leighton’s A Hymn of the Nativity. Led by Revd Dr Sam Wells St Martin’s Voices Andrew Earis Director Jeremy Cole Accompanist A 35-minute sequence to speak to heart, head […]

Great Sacred Music, May 2015
Thursday 15 December, 1:00 pm

Great Sacred Music: Born A King

A complete performance of William Lloyd Webber’s Christmas Cantata Born a King. Led by Revd Dr Sam Wells St Martin’s Voices Andrew Earis Director Jeremy Cole Accompanist A 35-minute sequence to speak to heart, head and soul, exploring through songs and readings the great classical music of our religious heritage. FREE with a retiring collection for the work of St […]

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Thursday 22 December, 1:00 pm

Great Sacred Music: Five Lessons and Carols

A sequence of well-known and much loved Christmas carols and readings including O Holy Night, Once in Royal David’s City and Hark! The Herald Angels Sing. Led by Revd Dr Sam Wells St Martin’s Voices Andrew Earis Director Jeremy Cole Accompanist A 35-minute sequence to speak to heart, head and soul, exploring through songs and readings the […]

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Thursday 29 December, 1:00 pm

Great Sacred Music: Christmas Choruses

A selection of famous Christmas choruses, including Bach’s Wachet Auf, Berlioz’s The Shepherd’s Farewell and Handel’s Glory to God and For Unto us a Child is Born from Messiah. Led by Revd Dr Sam Wells St Martin’s Voices Andrew Earis Director Jeremy Cole Accompanist A 35-minute sequence to speak to heart, head and soul, exploring through […]