I was first introduced to the work of Will Todd in the summer of 2019 when the Manchester Chorale began rehearsing his “Mass in Blue” … More Like a Rainbow Shining – Will Todd (1970-present)
A visit to Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral to sing there with the Manchester Chorale … More Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral
Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry, 1st Baronet, was an English composer, probably best known for stirring hymns and anthems such as “Jerusalem” and “I Was Glad” … More “There is a Country Far Beyond the Stars” Parry (1848-1918)
Like many of the pieces I write about in this blog, I was introduced to this song at a rehearsal of the Manchester Chorale. We were learning it for our summer concert programme in 2018 … More I Will Come To You – M Fairbairn (b. 1986)
This is the first of a series of summer blog posts about spiritual places visited by members of St Margaret’s and St George’s Church Family.
In July 2017 I took Thomas and Jennifer for a few days in Venice. The plan for the trip was hatched earlier in the year whilst … More St Mark’s Basilica, Venice
This article first appeared in the January 2014 issue of our parish magazine.
“Song of the Wise Men” is a Puerto Rican traditional folk carol. I think I discovered it two Christmases ago at St Margaret’s and fell in love with it … More “Song of the Wise Men” (trad., arr. Bullard b.1947)
This article first appeared in the January 2017 issues of our parish magazine.
Quite possibly my all time favourite Christmas carol, “O Holy Night” never fails to give me tingles down my spine … More O Holy Night: Cappeau (1808-1877) and Adams (1803-1856)
This article was first published in the October 2016 issue of our Parish Magazine.
Which of us has not ever sung “Jerusalem” … More “Jerusalem” William Blake (1757-1827) and Sir Hubert Parry (1848-1918)
Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry, 1st Baronet, was an English composer, probably best known for stirring hymns and anthems such as “Jerusalem” and “I Was Glad” … More There is a Country Far Beyond the Stars – Parry (1848-1918)
This article was first published in the August 2016 edition of the parish magazine … More Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring – J S Bach (1685-1750)