Do pop in for a browse and a pot of tea or coffee
O Sing Unto the Lord is Andrew Gant’s compelling account of the development of English church music, from its Anglo-Saxon origins to the present day. This history of the music, the people who sing it and those who listen shows how church music has followed the contours of our history: the mysterious medieval mass, the strictures of puritanism, Victorian bombast, and eventually the fractured modernism of Vaughan Williams and Britten. No-one is better qualified to tell this lively story than Andrew Gant, composer, singer (with The Sixteen, the Cambridge Singers and the Tallis Singers, amongst others) and scholar – once organist, choirmaster and composer at Her Majesty’s Chapel Royal, Andrew is now Stipendary Lecturer in music at the University of Oxford. He is also the author of Christmas Carols from Village Green to Church Choirs and will be talking too about the history of carols, thus providing a suitably seasonal end to our 2016 programme!