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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June 2017
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Thursday 29 June, 1:00 pm

Great Sacred Music: Canada Day

Marking the 150th anniversary of the founding of Canada, we explore sacred music written by Canadian choral composers. Programme Lavallee – O Canada! (Canadian National Anthem) Hymn – Crown him with many crowns (t. Diademata) Healey Willan – Rise up my love Mark Sirett – Thou shalt know him Mark Sirett – The Hour of […]

July 2017
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Thursday 6 July, 1:00 pm

Great Sacred Music: The Stars and Stripes Forever

American choral music marking US Independence Day. Led by Revd Dr Sam Wells St Martin’s Voices Brandon Straub Guest Director (National Cathedral School, Washington DC) 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 13 July, 1:00 pm

Great Sacred Music: Mozart’s Mass in C minor

In advance of their performance with the Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields on Saturday, St Martin’s Voices explore Mozart’s Mass in C minor.  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 […]

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Thursday 20 July, 1:00 pm

Great Sacred Music: Ev’ry Time I feel the Spirit

Spiritual arrangements including Old Time Religion, Go Down Moses and I Got a Robe.  Led by Laurel Neighbour 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 July, 1:00 pm

Great Sacred Music: Gerard Manley Hopkins

An exploration of the poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins, including settings of Heaven-Haven by Samuel Barber and God’s Grandeur by Kenneth Leighton. Led by Revd Richard Carter 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 […]

August 2017
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Thursday 3 August, 1:00 pm

Great Sacred Music: Magnificat

Choral settings of the Magnificat, including works by Vivaldi and Pergolesi. 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 10 August, 1:00 pm

Great Sacred Music: Gloria

Choral settings of the Gloria, including works by Vivaldi, Puccini and Rutter 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 17 August, 1:00 pm

Great Sacred Music: Requiem

Choral settings of the Requiem, including works by Victoria, Mozart and Howells. 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 24 August, 1:00 pm

Great Sacred Music: Great Sacred Musicals

Including choral arrangements of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat and Jesus Christ Superstar.  Led by Sarah Maxted 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 31 August, 1:00 pm

Great Sacred Music: Felix Mendelssohn

Exploring the music of the famous 18th century composer, including settings of O for the Wings of a Dove and Verleih uns Frieden. Led by Richard Robbins 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 […]