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All-singing, all- dancing . . .

All-singing, all- dancing . . .

Peter Graystone sees an evangelistic musical wildly applauded in Wembley Arena

Birmingham première recalls 1914

Roderic Dunnett hears Paul Spicer's new full-length oratorio

Fragments and fiery tongues

LAST YEAR could have brought a double loss to British music. As it happened, the death was reported in November, two months short of his 70th birthday, of Sir John Tavener, never a well man, but one whose commitment to religious and liturgical music was second to none. The...

Joy, eternal rest, . . . and slurping

Richard Lawrence is impressed by the Proms, but not by all who go to hear them

Season for Great War elegiacs

THE Britten Sinfonia, based in Cambridge, is now more than a chamber ensemble serving the east of England. It is a force in national music, which commissions and engages in new music and much more. 

Genius faces a papal deadline

Genius faces a papal deadline

Roderic Dunnett on Berlioz's rarely staged Benvenuto Cellini

Welsh Tavener tribute

Roderic Dunnett goes to the Vale of Glamorgan Festival

Tercentenary of a musical giant

Let's not neglect this son of J. S. Bach, says Roderic Dunnett

New Great War work

A CHORAL WORK by a German composer, influenced by the shape of evensong and inspired by the poetry of Edward Thomas and the story of the poet's last farewell to his wife before leaving for the Western Front, is to have its première at the Three Choirs Festival 

Journey through daily Office

Ronald Corp reviews new church music

Canadian organist’s melodious offerings

SIX separate publications and two volumes of the organ works of the Canadian composer Denis Bédard have been added to the RSCM catalogue. 

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BERRY. The Revd Heather Berry, OLM of Gaywood, to ...

Resignations and retirements

CARMYLLIE. The Revd Kathryn Carmyllis, Team Rector in the ...

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BANFIELD. - On 2 October, the Ven. David John Ban...

York Inquiry finds

York Inquiry finds 'systemic failure' over abuse

IN 1999, after receiving allegations of sexual ab...

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New archdeacon THE first Archdeacon of Brighton and...

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A bountiful harvest grown in faith

A bountiful harvest grown in faith

In this extract from their new book, Susie Weldon and Sue Campbell tell the story of Christians and Muslims in Africa who are finding new ways to farm, based on their scriptures  Subscribe to read more

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Corporate tax avoider? Shame on you, then!

It might be legal, but is it moral? Geoff Daintree on a new report that challenges people who pay as little tax as they can  Subscribe to read more

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