CHORAL EVENSONG AT CHRIST CHURCH : BICENTENARY CELEBRATIONS

Date & Time: 01-07-2018 18:00 - 19:00
Event Code: 2
Location: Christ Church
Price: £0.00
Description: Join in the 200th birthday celebrations of Christ Church, consecrated in September 1818. Christ Church was built for the poor people of Frome who couldn’t afford to pay pew rent. Music will include S S Wesley’s epic Evening Service in E, hymns “Jerusalem” and “O praise ye the Lord” by Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (1848-1918), and two settings of poems by Alfred, Lord Tennyson: first performance of “The Human Cry”, music by Ann Burgess, Director of Music at Christ Church; and to commemorate the end of WW1, Parry’s beautiful and reflective anthem, “Crossing the bar". Retiring collection.