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A Stainer Morning

It’s Trinity Sunday on the 26th May. The church celebrates the Trinity, which refers to the Father, Son and Holy Spirit being one God.

At Sung Eucharist, the Choir will sing two anthems by English composer Sir John Stainer (1840-1901) – God so loved the world and I am Alpha and Omega.

This video is Sheffield Chamber Choir singing I am Alpha and Omega by John Stainer at Lincoln Cathedral. Directed by Robert Webb. Organ: Peter Parshall.

John Stainer was a chorister at St Paul’s Cathedral as a boy. During his time as a chorister, he sung at the state funerals of the Duke of Wellington and the artist JMW Turner.

He became Organist at Magdalen College, Oxford at the age of 20. He returned to London in 1871 to become organist of St Paul’s Cathedral and remained there until he retired.

He composed a great deal of music throughout his life, God So Loved the World comes from what is arguably the most famous piece he wrote The Crucifixion.

He also wrote several hymn tunes including Love Divine and arrangements of Christmas carols, such as God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen and Good King Wenceslas.

This video the Choir of St Paul’s Cathedral singing God so loved the world by Stainer.


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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