St Olave Hart Street and St Katharine Cree: Churches with London at Heart

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Sanctuary in the City

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EVENTS at St Olave Hart Street and St Katharine Cree

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Vaughan Williams: Mass in G minor

Stanford: Three motets

Holst: Turn back O man

Howells: Like as the hart

Sumsion: They that go down to the sea in ships

Wood: Hail, gladdening light

O Thou the central orb

 

Vaughan Williams’ rich and impassioned Mass in G Minor forms the centrepiece for this inspiring programme of music from the English choral tradition. English ‘pastoralism’, rooted in folk music, nostalgia, and a love of the English countryside, revolutionised British music in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, giving rise to some of the greatest church music ever written. Do not miss this concert of stirring pieces, several of them chosen by members of the choir.