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Celebrating Pentecost: The Spirit of the Lord

All Saints Fulham Choir by Alexa Kidd May

All Saints Fulham Choir by Alexa Kidd May

All Saints Fulham Choir will be in celebration mode for  on Sunday 8th June as it is the Feast of Pentecost.

The anthem for the 9.30am Eucharist service is The Spirit of the Lord by Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934).

The piece is the prologue from the oratorio The Apostles Op.49. The piece, first performed in 1903, tells the story of the disciples of Jesus and their reactions to their calling, their experiences of Jesus’s preaching, crucifixion, and ascension.

In 2013, Sir Mark Elder and the Hallé won Recording of the Year in the Choral category of the Gramophone Awards for his recording with the Hallé Chorus and Orchestra.

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because He hath anointed me to preach the Gospel to the poor: He hath sent me to heal the broken-hearted to preach deliverance to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind – to preach the acceptable year of the Lord; to give unto them that mourn a garland for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called the trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He might be glorified. For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden that causeth the things that are sown in it to spring forth; so the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations. The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because He hath anointed me to preach the Gospel.

Isaiah 61 1-3, 11

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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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