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|Singing in the City at St Ethelburga's church|
|Love of singing|
(from the Singing in the City website)
"I love the friendships, the camaraderie and the sound"
"It's the highlight of my week"
"Thanks very much for the warm welcome, the singing is great and this is the friendliest group I have come across in my 36 years in London"
Link Singing in the City website
|Stained glass window in St Ethelburga's|
St Ethelburga’sSt Ethelburga’s is a little church that has stood in the heart of the city for a very long time – going back to at least 1250 AD. The church was dedicated to St Ethelreda who was a 7th-century abbess from Barking. The tiny mediaeval church had been a rare survivor of the Great Fire of London and the Blitz in World War II only to suffer near total destruction by an IRA terrorist bomb on the 24th July 1993 that exploded in Bishopsgate causing extreme (and expensive £350-million-pound bill) devastation to the area. The church’s very existence was in the balance with a faction of the Church of England proposing that the ruined church was permanently demolished. Fortunately, ‘The Friends of St Ethelburga’s’, along with a huge public outcry, prevented the complete demolition and secured its future with it being rebuilt to its original plan, albeit with many changes to its interior.
|Detail of stained glass window|
Ave Maria - Arranged by Helen Yoemans
Ise Oluwa - Traditional Yoruba Spiritual , arranged by Dee Jarlett
Adiemus - Composed by Karl Jenkins, choral arrangement by Nicholas Hare
Ide Were - Traditional Yoruba Spiritual chant to the Orisha Oshun, arranged by Dee Jarlett
Walk Dem Bones - Traditional Spiritual arranged by Saundra Berry Mussa
White Christmas - Composed by Irving Berlin, arrangement by Katie Rose
Coventry Carol - Traditional English Carol
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - Composed by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane
Here is My Home - Composed by Si Kahn,, arranged by Sarah Morgan
Gaudete - Traditional carol in Latin meaning 'rejoice!'