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Choirs and composers hark back to tragedy of 1914

Choirs and composers hark back to tragedy of 1914

Remembrance-tide yielded a bumper crop of music. Roderic Dunnett reports

Falls the eventide

Roderic Dunnett hears a work of 16 pieces

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 

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Appointments

ABRAHAM. The Revd David Abraham, Canon Emeritus of...

New Bishop for St Edmundsbury & Ipswich announced

New Bishop for St Edmundsbury & Ipswich announced

HAVING been nominated as a Bishop, one of Canon Martin...

Deaths

ROWE. - On 9 November, the Revd Andrew Gidleigh Bruce...

Resignations and retirements

DAVIS. The Revd Jacqueline Davis, NSM of the Six (Canterbury). FRANKS....

Forward in Faith looks to the future

Forward in Faith looks to the future

THERE was talk of "going forward with confidence"...

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Senior Education and Academies Executive Officer

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Where sacred art comes built in

Where sacred art comes built in

When Jonathan Evens set off on a quest to discover 20th-and 21st-century religious art, he found some hidden gems  Subscribe to read more

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South Sudan: telling it how it is

It's time to launch a pre-emptive strike against further tragedy, writes Rowan Williams  Subscribe to read more

Fri 28 Nov 14 @ 12:51
Our interview from 2009 with PD James, who died yesterday http://t.co/2v7CmTwt6C http://t.co/NFJ6oISDBf

Fri 28 Nov 14 @ 12:14
Our editor has disloyally written for the Guardian's comment page today. However, it is pretty good. On Black Friday: http://t.co/tHWHa4X9y0