The Spirit of St Martin’s
Available until 19th May
Join us for an online fundraising event to celebrate and further the enduring spirit of St Martin’s.
Through music, poetry and messages from special guests, we’ll celebrate all that is special about St Martin’s.
All funds raised from this event will help us bring even more people together through faith, music, friendship and solidarity.
Programme features music by Vaughan Williams, Ola Gjeilo, Bach and Brahms, as well as readings from the wider community of St Martin’s.
BBC Radio 4 presenter Zeb Soanes
Archbishop of Cape Town, The Most Revd Dr Thabo Makgoba
St Martin’s Voices
Choir of St Martin-in-the-Fields
St Martin’s Chorus
Choral Scholars of St Martin-in-the-Fields
St Martin’s Strings
Andrew Earis Conductor
How to watch the online event
You can watch the performance as many times as you like until Wednesday 19 May. Your access details will be sent to you via email, with full details of how to watch the event.
All speakers and performers and St Martin-in-the-Fields church are closely following government guidance and each concert will adhere accordingly to the latest advice.
Dates, Times & Book
|Mon 19 Apr||7:30 PM||£12||Book|
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