St Mary’s Church Choir and friends will be singing Stainer’s Crucifixion on Good Friday, 19th April, at 7 pm. You will be most welcome to join in the singing of this work.
The Crucifixion: A Meditation on the Sacred Passion of the Holy Redeemer is an oratorio composed by John Stainer in 1887. It is scored for a SATB choir and organ, and features solos for bass and tenor. Stainer intended that piece would be within the scope of most parish church choirs; it includes five hymns for congregational participation. The work was first performed on February 24, 1887, the day after Ash Wednesday.