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Andrew Gant : Tallis, Taverner and tambourines - church music and its place...
Thu 19 October 2017, 19:00 – 21:00 BST
The history of our nation is entwined with its religious history. Nothing reflects this complicated story better than the music sung in worship. This is not just music of the great geniuses and a trained professionals, important though that is: this is the book of Psalms sang at home by the Elizabethan householder, or the hymns sung by the Wesleyan striding over the hilltop at dawn. And church music turns up in some surprising places – on football terraces and political rallies. This is music of the people, not just of the establishment.
Andrew Gant is a composer, choirmaster, church musician, university teacher and writer. He has directed many leading choirs including The Guards' Chapel, Worcester College Oxford, and Her Majesty's Chapel Royal. He lectures in Music at St Peter's College in Oxford.
Andrew will be signing copies of his publication 'Sing Unto the Lord - The History of English Church Music' after the talk.
This is a free event but please do register your interest.