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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March 2017
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Thursday 30 March, 1:00 pm

Great Sacred Music: Blessed are they that considereth the poor and needy

Marking the start of the new tax year, we explore music written for charitable purposes, including Handel’s Anthem for the Foundling Hospital and Vivaldi’s Gloria. Programme Vivaldi – Gloria in excelsis Deo Hymn – Longing for light, we wait in darkness G.F. Handel – from Foundling Hospital Anthem Blessed are they that considereth the poor and needy The charitable […]

April 2017
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Thursday 6 April, 1:00 pm

Great Sacred Music: Crucifixus

Marking Passion Sunday, and the 250th anniversary of the birth of the Italian composer Antonio Lotti, we sing three settings of Crucifixus pro nobis in 6, 8 and 10 parts. 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 […]

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Thursday 13 April, 1:00 pm

Great Sacred Music: Duruflé Requiem

Marking Holy Week, we explore Duruflé’s sublime Requiem. 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 Martin-in-the-Fields.

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Thursday 20 April, 1:00 pm

Great Sacred Music: Handel Messiah

A celebration for Easter, including choruses from Handel’s 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 songs and readings the great classical music of our religious heritage. FREE with a retiring collection for the work of St Martin-in-the-Fields.

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Thursday 27 April, 1:00 pm

Great Sacred Music: Hallelujah!

The ways different composers have interpreted the word ‘Hallelujah’, including works by Purcell, Handel, Randall Thompson and Leonard Cohen. 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 […]