Tuesday 20 October 2009

All Saints Festival weekend

The Glory of the Sacred concert

Viewing our exhibition

commission4mission members, Alexander Chaplin & Henry Shelton

All Saints Goodmayes celebrated 100 years of worship on their site with a Festival Weekend which included a concert, flower festival, recitals, services and a commission4mission art exhibition. The exhibition features works by five commission4mission artists - Harvey Bradley, Jonathan Evens, Rosalind Hore, Henry Shelton and Peter Webb.

The Festival weekend also included: a Flower Festival on the theme of 'The Gate of Heaven'; music recitals featuring commission4mission member and All Saints' organist, Alexander Chaplin; 'The Glory of Sacred Music,' a concert featuring the All Saints Festival Choir and the East London Chorus, conducted by Alexander Chaplin, and including works by Hayden, Faure, Vaughan Williams and Howard Goodall, among others; Praise Service; Recital of Baroque music; and Choral Evensong.

Jonathan Evens said, "All Saints' Festival Weekend was a feast of creativity and we were thrilled to play a part in its success. For us, this exhibition was about returning to the beginning for commission4mission as our founder member and Chairman, Henry Shelton, is a member of the church and developed the idea for commission4mission from a conversation held with the Bishop of Barking after the Bishop had dedicated the memorial etched glass windows that Henry had created for All Saints. From that conversation commission4mission has grown rapidly to the point that it is gaining its own commissions and holding a showcase exhibition in the first week of November at Chelmsford Cathedral."

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