Online talk: 900 Years of Church Music

An online History Talk
Thursday 16 September 2021 19:30 - 20:30

The Vice Dean of Peterborough, Revd Canon Tim Alban Jones starts the second half of this year's well-established online 'History Talks'.

A detailed look at the way music has developed within the local church setting since the 12th century.

Canon Tim will be your guide as he reflects upon a city with a proud tradition of musical Christian worship - focussing upon the Peterborough Abbey and Cathedral at the heart of its development.

Tim says:

“I believe that music has a very special power to lift our hearts, minds and souls to a higher plane. Music has been used in worship during times of great joy and gladness or solemnity and sorrow – and everything else in between – and it enhances our experience.

At its best, music can help us glimpse something of the glory of God in the world. I am looking forward to sharing some examples of music that has been sung in Peterborough over the last nine centuries.”

Tickets and times

Tickets are £7 per viewing (+ booking fee).

The talk begins at 7.30pm and will last around 40 minutes, followed by time for questions.
Ticket holders will be sent an email with the Zoom link on the day of the talk. 

The Autumn History Talks Series

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Thursday 16th September 7.30pm
900 Years of Church Music, by Canon Tim Alban Jones

Thursday 14th October 7.30pm
Peterborough’s Peasants Revolt, by Stuart Orme

Thursday 11th November 7.30pm
Shaped by the Rule of St Benedict; Peterborough as Abbey and Cathedral, by The Very Revd Chris Dalliston

Thursday 9th December 7.30pm
Reflections upon Peterborough Cathedral’s stained glass, by Tom Kṻpper


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