An English Choral Landscape - Thursday, 21 April

At 7:30pm on Thursday, 21 April, the choir will sing music by English composers at Holy Trinity Sloane Square, SW1X 9BZ.

England has always been known for its long choral tradition and its association with landscape and particular buildings which punctuate its rolling beauty. Our concert is a reflection of these things in a programme which spans four centuries. Purcell, regarded as one of our greatest musical geniuses, is joined by composers central to the rebirth of British musical creativity in the 19th-21st centuries. Parry in various modes from the intimate Songs of Farewell to the sweeping phrases of Blest Pair of Sirens; Howells's beautiful Te Deum for King's College, Cambridge; Edgar Bainton's iconic And I saw a new Heaven, and conductor Paul Spicer's own lively setting of Gerard Manley Hopkins's Pied Beauty.

It is a concert of colour and variety for everyone to enjoy.

The programme will comprise:

The choir will be conducted by Paul Spicer and accompanied on the organ by Ian Tindale.

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Venue

Holy Trinity Sloane Square is a large church built in the late nineteenth centure in the Arts and Crafts Gothic style. It was saved from demolition in the 1960s by a campaign led by the Victorian Society and John Betjeman, who described Holy Trinity as "the cathedral of the Arts and Crafts movement".

The entrance is on Sloane Street. The nearest tube station is Sloane Square.

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