TCHAIKOVSKY LITURGY OF ST JOHN CHRYSOSTOM
SATURDAY 4th FEBRUARY, 7.30PM
The Chapel of St Augustine, Tonbridge School
We will be performing Tchaikovsky’s settings of texts taken from the Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom. This is the most celebrated of the Eucharistic services of the Eastern Orthodox Church and Tchaikovsky felt a deep connection with this part of Orthodox worship, writing to a friend that, ‘it is impossible not to be profoundly moved by the liturgy of our own Orthodox Church… to be startled from one’s trance by a burst from the choir; to be carried away by the poetry of this music; to be thrilled when… the words ring out, ‘Praise the name of the Lord!’ – all this is infinitely precious to me! One of my deepest joys!’
The concert opens with a setting of the Prayer for Ukraine. It takes place in the glorious setting of St. Augustine Chapel at Tonbridge School.
The programme also features solo organ pieces including works by Widor, Dupré, Vierne, Rheinberger and Reger; this will be an opportunity to hear the marvellous Marcussen Organ in the chapel.
Intense, stirring and ethereal, made all the more thrilling in the atmosphere of the chapel, we hope you will be able to join us.
Tickets are available from Sevenoaks Bookshop, online at https://eventbrite.co.uk and from members of the choir.
The eventbrite link is here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hymn-of-the-cherubim-tickets-503957700047?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
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OUR FUTURE CONCERTS
We will be having a concert in May and in June in 2023. Do check back for updates
(GUIDE PRICES FOR OUR CONCERTS AS WELL AS PLACES TO PURCHASE: Tickets are £15 (students/U18 £7.50, children £1). They are available from Sevenoaks Bookshop at 147 High Street, members of the choir, on the door or online at www.eventbrite.co.uk)