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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May 2017
Thursday 25 May, 1:00 pm

Great Sacred Music: Mendelssohn’s Gloria

In anticipation of their concert with Southbank Sinfonia on Saturday, St Martin’s Voices explore Mendelssohn’s lesser-known Gloria. 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 […]

June 2017
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Thursday 1 June, 1:00 pm

Great Sacred Music: The Beasts of the Earth

For school half term, we take a light-hearted look at musical representations of animals in the Bible. 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 […]

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Thursday 8 June, 1:00 pm

Great Sacred Music: World Oceans Day

Including a rare performance of Gavin Bryars’ The Black River. 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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Monday 12 June, 6:30 pm

Great Sacred Choral Classics: Mozart Requiem

The third in a series of three evening events exploring choral music regularly performed at St Martin’s. This evening we focus on Mozart’s Requiem. Led by Revd Dr Sam Wells St Martin’s Chorus Andrew Earis Director FREE with a retiring collection for the work of St Martin-in-the-Fields.

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Thursday 15 June, 1:00 pm

Great Sacred Music: Anne Frank

To mark the 75th anniversary of Anne Frank beginning to write her famous diary, a performance of Howard Goodall’s In Memoriam Anne Frank. 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. […]

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Thursday 22 June, 1:00 pm

Great Sacred Music: Georg Philipp Telemann

Celebrating the life and work of Telemann on the 250th anniversary of his death. 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 29 June, 1:00 pm

Great Sacred Music: Canada Day

Marking the 1450th anniversary of the founding of Canada, we explore sacred music written by Canadian choral composers. 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 […]

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.