Area Festival 2019, Saturday, 5th October 2019 at
St. Andrew’s Church, High Street, Hornchurch RM12 6QP
Registration 10 a.m.
Festival Service 4 p.m.
A One Day Come and Sing Event For Choirs and Individual Singers
Celebrating the Feast of St. Francis with a service featuring Andrew Carter’s Benedicite, readings and prayers.
This year we are doing something a little different for our Festival. A full scale choral work, Andrew Carter’s Benedicite, conducted by James Davy, Master of Music at Chelmsford Cathedral and interspersed with readings and prayers. We invite all singers to join us for a memorable and enjoyable day of singing. Individual singers are warmly welcomed, as are members of choirs, robed or unrobed. The music will be available for hire from September onwards and the cost will be included in the registration fee of £5
Benedicite was commissioned for the 1989 Singing Day in Edinburgh by the British Federation of Young Choirs. Andrew Carter was inspired by the restoration of roof bosses in the southern transept of York Minster, which had been destroyed in a fire in 1984. They depict around 60 images of God’s creatures. The music is written to convey a child-like perspective of the wonders of Creation and contains three unison movements for children’s choir.
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