The Music of Holy Week

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8:00am Holy Communion
10:15am Choral Mattins
11:30am Sung Eucharist
3:15pm Choral Evensong
6:00pm Eucharist

The Music of Holy Week

Patrick Craig and Lucy Winkett

As we prepare to enter the most solemn season in the church’s calendar, Patrick Craig and Lucy Winkett invite us to allow the music of Holy Week to move and transform us.

Saturday 28 March 10am - 5pm
St Katharine’s Foundation in Limehouse £45 (bursaries are available)
The day includes reflective worship, lunch and other refreshments and takes place at St Katharine’s Foundation in Limehouse, East London ( We are very grateful to our partners at St Katharine’s for their generosity in co-hosting our reflective days.

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In this reflective day, they will guide us through some of the different settings of the Stabat Mater, the medieval hymn which gives voice to Mary’s suffering at the foot of the cross. They will look at ancient and modern versions, setting them in the wider context of the music of Holy Week, and exploring its harsh realities and its meaning for us today.

This reflective day is an opportunity to deepen and inform our experience of Holy Week, to offer hope and resources for a braver and better Good Friday. On our journey towards the Resurrection. We are invited to appreciate how the music engages us in thinking, feeling and taking us into new spaces of encounter.

The day will be interspersed by live performances of movements from Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, a setting Lucy and Patrick have sung together many times.

Patrick Craig is a professional singer who is a long-standing member of St Paul's Cathedral Choir and The Cardinall's Musick, and who recently completed a thousand concerts with The Tallis Scholars. He is also the Founder-Director of the all-female professional choir Aurora Nova who sing regularly at St Paul's Cathedral.

The Revd Lucy Winkett is Rector of St James’s Piccadilly, and was formerly Precentor at St Paul’s Cathedral. She writes and broadcasts regularly on religion, music and contemporary culture. Before training for priesthood, Lucy sang professionally – including with Patrick. Her book, Our Sound is Our Wound was commissioned by Rowan Williams as his recommended Lent Book for 2011.

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