Haydn’s ‘Theresienmesse’ at Christ Church St Laurence
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Haydn’s ‘Theresienmesse’ at Christ Church St Laurence

  Celebrating the anniversary of its Feast of Dedication, Christ Church St Laurence presents its annual Orchestral Mass, with its choir and orchestra performing Haydn’s Theresienmesse. The performance includes Sir Hubert Parry’s I Was Glad  as the introit and the motet Behold the tabernacle of God by William Harris.  Soprano Amy Corkery, alto Anna Dowsley, tenor Pascal Herrington and bass Alexander Knight, are…

The drama and emotion of Messiah
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The drama and emotion of Messiah

  Handel’s Messiah, is perhaps the most famous oratorio ever written. Since it was composed in 1742, it has become a work that people seemingly never tire of hearing or performing.  It is music infused with great drama and intense emotion, heightened by superb orchestral writing and word painting. As Sir David Willcocks said,  “…. Handel was the exponent par excellence…

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Advent Carols at Christ Church St Laurence

Christ Church St Laurence presents its Advent Carols – a celebration of the beginning of the new church year and of the ‘official’ lead-up to Christmas on the 27th November.  In the church service, the choir, directed by Dr Neil McEwen with Peter Jewkes at the organ, will present music by Tallis, Victoria, Shepherd and Herbert Sumsion…