Our summer concert of 2016 was dedicated to the music of the Victorian era. All the composers in this programme either lived during, or in some cases, personally knew Queen Victoria. The program included a Te Deum (a canticle used at morning prayer) composed by her husband Prince Albert and this was performed at her funeral. Mendelssohn was a favorite of both Victoria and Albert and frequently gave private recitals for them. His work, Hear my prayer has long remained a popular piece with its famous central section ‘O for the wings of a dove’ made famous by the boy treble Ernest Lough in 1927.
Also included were a number of pieces by Sir Arthur Sullivan, which include some reflective gems and also his powerful Boer War Te Deum, which was to be his last work. The accompaniment of which features his famous hymn tune to ‘Onward Christian soldiers’.
July 16th at 7.30pm All Saints Chorus is performing music by Sullivan, Stanford, Stainer, Parry, Adams and Mendelssohn.
The performance will be held at West Ham Parish Church, Church Street London E15 3HU. Tickets are £10 with £8 concession – available on the door, or telephone 07933 983652