In Voice and Verse

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From Time to Time

A celebration of the Book of Common Prayer.

As with the King James Bible, The Book of Common Prayer has been a considerable influence on church life and the English language. A handbook of public worship, it is a companion to the big milestones of life (birth, childhood, adulthood, marriage, illness and death), helping us express pain and sorrow, joy and gratitude.

Actor Lance Pierson not only brings to life the words and incomparable language of Cranmer and his successors; but also performs examples of the Prayer Book influencing life and thought over the centuries. Soprano Belinda Yates & pianist Heather Chamberlain provide a selection of music through the ages which has wonderfully illuminated this unique book of worship, including Handel’s ‘Come unto him’, SS Wesley’s ‘Lead me, Lord’, John Ireland’s ‘It is a thing most wonderful’, Charles Villiers Stanford’s ‘Te Deum’ and Geoffrey Burgon’s ‘Nunc Dimittis.’

Run Time: 2 x 45 minute halves plus interval.
Abridged Version: Approximately 1 hour with no interval.
During the performance we will project a selection of texts, images & other information.


“Thank you once again for an excellent concert. People are still talking about how much they enjoyed it.”
Canon Michael Rusk, St. Peter's Church, Oadby

“A delight from start to finish. The trio brought us laughter & pathos in equal measure as they led us from morning to evening & through the stages of life from birth to death...”
Joanna Comer - The Prayer Book Society

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