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A Evening with Stanford

Caricature of Stanford “He found Harmony” by Leslie Ward. Published in Vanity Fair, 1905

The Choir will be singing Choral Evensong on Sunday 2 February at 6pm at All Saints Church Fulham.

The canticles will be the Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in G by Charles Villers Stanford (1852-1924).

Born in Dublin, Stanford lived in London most of his adult life but travelled to Germany after university to study music under two of the leading teachers of his day: Carl Reinecke in Leipzig and Friedrich Kiel in Berlin.

Stanford composed a large amount of music throughout his life. As well as choral music, he wrote operas, symphonies, orchestral works as well as music for piano and organ.

He was a Professor at the Royal College of Music, where he taught composition. His students included Gustav Holst, Herbert Howells and Ralph Vaughan Williams.

He was knighted in 1902 by Edward VII and his ashes are buried at Westminster Abbey in the north choir aisle next to Henry Purcell.

The video is the choir of Kings College Cambridge singing the Magnificat


About All Saints Fulham Choir

The All Saints Fulham Church is the home of three choirs. A traditional Parish Choir who sing wide-ranging repertoire which spans nine centuries and tours regularly at home and abroad; a Gospel Choir who sing a mixture of contemporary and traditional gospel styles, and a junior choir for children from Year 3 upwards.


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