Great Sacred Music: A resource book for mission through music | a practical demonstration

This session will be livestreamed.

Great Sacred Music, a free lunchtime concert of church music for choirs and congregations, is a regular feature of the life at witness of St Martin-in-the-Fields, London. Once a month, a themed programme is offered which, in addition to the music, includes stories of how the music and hymns came to be written and some reflections on the theme. As well as a celebration of music, it has proved to be instrumental in the mission of St Martin’s attracting many people to the church.  

A new resource book enabling others to put on similar sessions in their own local context will be published later in 2024. This Festival slot takes one of the sessions and presents it as a live showcase. Featuring the Ebor Singers.

12:15-13:00 27 April 2024

Speakers

Ebor Singers

Acclaimed for performances and recordings that combine imaginative programmes with performances of freshness and vitality, The Ebor Singers has earned a reputation as one of the most exciting vocal ensembles in the north of England. As well as their concert series held in York Minster and churches across Yorkshire, the choir has performed in festivals in the UK and abroad, and has appeared on radio and TV, with recent appearances in York's Late and Early Music Festivals, performances on BBC Radio 3 and Radio 4.   

Speakers

Peter Aiers
William McVicker
Roxanna Panufnik
Andy Thomas
Tansy Castledine
Alexander L’Estrange
James Gilchrist
Joanna Forbes L'Estrange
Alison Barrington
Mark Keith
Tom Daggett
Pete Gunstone
Peter Asprey
Philip Moore
Adrian Bawtree
Robert Sharpe
Ebor Singers
Carl Jackson
Hannah Davey
Victoria Johnson
Archbishop Stephen Cottrell