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Celebrating Candlemas: 11 Bells and a Bishop

All Saints Fulham Church Bells by Fiona Mylchreest

All Saints Fulham Church Bells by Fiona Mylchreest

Work on our medieval tower of All Saints Fulham has taken slightly longer than planned, not surprisingly after 600 years. But the bells are fully restored, and will be in church (so you can see them!!) on Sunday 2 February, when they will be blessed by the Bishop of London.

To celebrate, the Choir will be singing the Truro Eucharist by English composer David Briggs.

Briggs is an internationally renown organist who studied under Jean Langlais. He has been Organist and Master of Choristers at both Gloucester and Truro Cathedrals.

He made his debut at the BBC Proms on 2010 as part of “Bach Day”. Briggs is currently based in Massachusetts, USA but is Organist Emeritus at Gloucester and gives regular masterclasses in the UK.

In the video below, Robert Sharpe, Organist and Director of Music, leads the Choir of Truro Cathedral, and Organist Christopher Gray in a performance of the Truro Eucharist.

Intriguingly, the composer himself describes the last movement as

“a lush, accompanied 8-part setting maybe rather like Richard Strauss on vacation in Paris!”

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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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