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Come and Sing Eucharist

Choir Robes by Lets.book (flickr)

On Sunday 12 May, there’s the chance for everyone to join the Choir of All Saints Church Fulham.

It’s a Come and Sing Eucharist time again. So whether you sing in another choir or haven’t sung since school, for the 9:30am Eucharist, Jonathan Wikeley, Director of Music is welcoming all singers. There will be a rehearsal at 8.45am on the day.

The anthem for the service will be an arrangement of Shall We Gather At The River written by American poet and gospel music composer Robert Lowry (1826-1899) with music by American composer Aaron Copland (1900-1990).

Aaron Copland

American television network, PBS call Aaron Copland “one of the most respected American classical composers of the twentieth century”. He wrote symphonies and fanfares and was laden with awards throughout his lifetime. He also wrote 6 ballets, winning the Pulitzer Prize in composition for Appalachian Spring.

He wrote several film scores and received Academy Award nominations for Of Mice and Men (1939), Our Town (1940), and The North Star (1943) and he won the Oscar for the film The Heiress starring Olivia de Havilland (Gone With the Wind) and Montgomery Clift (From Here to Eternity).

A performance of “Shall we gather at the river” (arranged by Aaron Copland), sung by american mezzo-soprano Tatiana Troyanos at the Richard Tucker Gala 1992. James Conlon is conducting.

If you have any questions, just email or leave a comment.


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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