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Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson and St Bride's Choir with friends will be providing two evenings of musical entertainment as part of the INSPIRE! Appeal; a campaign to secure at least £1.5 million for essential repairs to the Spire by December 2012 to prevent one of Sir Christopher Wren's masterpieces, St Bride's Church, Fleet Street from closing down.
Following the successful campaign launch, St Bride's will be hosting two evenings of music and poetry in aid of the INSPIRE! Appeal, which will provide a musical appreciation of the interior of the church and an opportunity for individuals from the congregation, local businesses and the general public to get involved in the fund-raising.
On Sunday 9th December there's a chance to sing with the famous Choir of St Bride's - take a break from Christmas shopping and come and sing some anthems and choruses celebrating the season of Advent. Chorus-Master (and St Bride's Assistant Director of Music) Matthew Morley will lead a work-shop culminating in a performance of music including J.S. Bach's famous 'Sleepers Wake', 'And the Glory of the Lord' from Handel's 'Messiah', John Rutter's 'Of a rose' and Benjamin Britten's 'Hymn to the Virgin'. All proceeds in aid of the Inspire Appeal.
Copies of music will be provided, as will hot and cold drinks between 5.00 and 6.00 p.m. - no food will be served, but you are encouraged to bring your own. There will be no admission charge for the performance (to which friends and family are most welcome), but the cost of the event for participants will be £12, with all profits going to the Inspire Appeal.
Programme and Timings for Performers
£12 admission per performer
6:30pm: FREE Concert
Drinks provided. Bring your own picnic.
Admission for the concert is FREE with retiring collection
No booking required to attend the concert only
Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson returns to St Bride's after a year of touring in celebration of the 40th anniversary of Tull's seminal album Thick As A Brick. The concert is on Saturday 15th December at 7:30pm and promises a feast of Tull's festive fare, with some old favourites and one or two surprises. SOLD OUT. Find out more...