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)
Doubt is a word that doesn’t always get a very good press in churches. Take our hymns. “Through the night of doubt and sorrow”, or, from “Take my life and let it be”, “Many a conflict, many a doubt”. Doubt can be seen as a negative, a lack of faith. I would argue that that is not so. … More Doubting Thomas
On Wednesday 10 October, Rev Deborah spoke about how Jesus taught his disciples the Lord’s Prayer. You can listen again here … More Teach us how to pray
Written in 1846, this aria for solo alto is taken from Mendelssohn’s oratorio “Elijah”, and is based on Psalm 37 … More “O Rest in the Lord” (Mendelssohn 1809-1847)
This well-known poem was written in 1932 by Mary Elizabeth Frye in response to a conversation with a Jewish friend … More Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep (ME Frye 1905-2004)
Written by David, Psalm 23 is always likely to have been a song, and many composers have set it to different tunes. Everyone has a different favourite, which is likely to be the one they learned at school and grew up with … More “That Shepherd One”
This article first appeared in the parish magazine in February 2014.
I thoroughly enjoy my time at Sunday School Singing Practice each week … More Love The Lord Your God (Mark and Helen Johnson)