The Parish Choir of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Oak Ridge will be heading overseas this summer to sing in some of London’s most historic churches.
The choir will lead worship at St. Paul’s Cathedral on July 10, Westminster Abbey on July 13, and St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle on July 16 while the professional choirs there take their summer vacation.
St. Stephen’s will be visiting during a time of continued celebration following the coronation of King Charles III earlier this year, a press release said.
This is St. Stephen’s second trip overseas. In 2019, the choir visited Belfast and Dublin, Ireland. Music for the upcoming trip will cover a variety of genres, including “Te Deum in Bb” by Charles V. Stanford (sung at the coronation of Edward the II in 1902) and the spiritual “Hear My Prayer” by Moses Hogan.
St. Stephen’s Parish Choir is a non-auditioned group, open to anyone that has a love of music. They rehearse one evening during the week, and sing every Sunday morning, with additional special programs during the year. New members are always welcome. Contact Director of Music Simon Ballintoy for more information at [email protected].
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church is located at 212 North Tulane Avenue.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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