Great Sacred Music

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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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August 2017
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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.  Programme Stephen Schwartz – Beautiful City from ‘Godspell’ Andrew Lloyd Webber – Medley from ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ Andrew Lloyd Webber – Medley from ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ Marc Shaiman arr. – Hail Holy Queen from ‘Sister Act’ Led by Laurel Neighbour Andrew […]

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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 Michael Cayton 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 […]

September 2017
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Thursday 7 September, 1:00 pm

Great Sacred Music: New Beginnings

At the start of a new term, we explore new beginnings in words and music, including John Rutter’s New Year and Annelise Roy’s Come New. Led by Revd Dr Sam Wells St Martin’s Voices Andrew Earis Director 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 […]

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Thursday 14 September, 1:00 pm

Great Sacred Music: Liturgy of St John Chrysostom

Movements from Tchaikovsky’s large-scale choral work Liturgy of St John Chrysostom. Led by Revd Dr Sam Wells St Martin’s Voices Andrew Earis Director 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 21 September, 1:00 pm

Great Sacred Music: Great Sacred Worship Songs

Exploring the theology and music of famous worship songs including 1000 Reasons and Here I am to worship. Led by Revd Dr Sam Wells St Martin’s Voices Andrew Earis Director 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 28 September, 1:00 pm

Great Sacred Music: St Vincent de Paul

An exploration, in words and music, of the life of St Vincent de Paul, the French Catholic priest who dedicated himself to serving the poor. Led by Revd Dr Sam Wells St Martin’s Voices Andrew Earis Director A 35-minute sequence to speak to heart, head and soul, exploring through songs and readings the great classical music of our religious heritage. […]

October 2017
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Thursday 5 October, 1:00 pm

Great Sacred Music: All Creatures of our God and King

A harvest-tide exploration of the life and work of St Francis Assisi, including Ive’s Canticle of Brother Sun and Paul Mealor’s Peace. Led by Revd Dr Alastair McKay St Martin’s Voices Andrew Earis Director 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 […]

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Thursday 12 October, 1:00 pm

Great Sacred Music: The voice out of the whirlwind

On the 30th anniversary of the Great Storm of 1987, we explore musical references to storms in the Bible. Led and directed by Andrew Earis St Martin’s Voice 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 […]

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Thursday 19 October, 1:00 pm

Great Sacred Music: Strengthen ye the weak hands

Marking St Luke’s Day, we explore music for healing including Harris’ Strengthen ye the weak hands and Hurrford’s Litany to the Holy Spirit. Led by Revd Dr Sam Wells St Martin’s Voices Andrew Earis Director 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 […]

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Thursday 26 October, 1:00 pm

Great Sacred Music: Vivaldi Gloria and Magnificat

Two of Vivaldi’s choral masterpieces. Led by Revd Dr Sam Wells St Martin’s Voices Andrew Earis Director 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.