“Now I can say loudly and openly what I have been saying to myself on my knees”
Referred to by Ellington as “the most important thing I have ever done”, the three Sacred Concerts wr itten by the great jazz legend in 1965, 1968 and 1973 are unique works in the choral repertoire that defy conventional musical definition. Incorporating jazz singers and instrumentalists, choruses and a tap dancer, these exuberant religious works set texts from the Bible as well as those wr itten by Ellington himself. The performance will comprise a selection from all three of the Sacred Concerts and will be interspersed with movements from the Oxford Blues Service by Roderick Williams, a work directly influenced by Ellington and the Sacred Concerts.
St ENDELLION FESTIVALS TRUST AND THE GOLDEN JUBILEE APPEAL
The appeal, which has been launched by the St Endellion Festivals Trust supported by the PCC and the Diocese, is to fund the development of buildings linked to this unique place to provide a year round centre for spir ituality and the arts. When completed the development will include accommodation for retreats, a multi purpose space for meetings and performance as well as a refurbished Church Hall.