Music

By , November 24, 2009

The chapel has a wonderful acoustic and is much in demand for concerts of all types. Its organ is a sweet-toned Victorian chamber instrument with two manuals and tracker action. The church takes full advantage of these benefits, with a variety of events under the direction of Dr Robert Manning, our organist and Director of Music.

 

Although we have no regular choir, one is formed for special seasonal services, occasionally augmenting local church choirs. We sing about five traditional hymns and contemporary worship songs in our Sunday morning worship. Many of our children are musically talented and contribute with flair to services and events.

 

 

Click on this link to hear Dr Robert Manning playing the organ

 

The London Gallery Quire occasionally add their special historic choral arrangements and instruments. Other talents join us occasionally for popular jazz or Celtic-based services. We’ve had augmented and illustrated lectures on Victorian musicians and hymn writers given by Dr Peter Horton and Dr Robert Manning.

Dancers

Composers find this a fine place to perform their work. In April 2009, celebrating the 150th anniversary of our present Chapel, the Pond Square Cantata by Peter Anthony Monk was given its world premiere. A work for chorus, organ, soprano and baritone soloists, and dancers, it set texts from the Book of Psalms.

 

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