The July issue of Becket News is finally here, with lots of news and views. You can read it online or download it here.
The long-awaited next edition of Becket News should hit the virtual presses in July. There’s still time to contribute articles, reviews and photographs. Please e-mail becketnews [at] dawescom.de.
The next Church Wanderers walk will be along the Baltic Coast near Kiel on 11 August. The Wanderers meet about once a month to walk, chat and eat (sandwiches, cake, ice cream, you name it). If you’d like to be added to the list, please contact Nicki Schiller – nicki.schiller [at] gmx.de
For our next Choral Evensong on 25th May we are excited to welcome the Concordia Chamber Choir from South London.
The choir was founded in January 1998, initially as an offshoot of the Dulwich Choral Society; the inaugural concert was given in Guys Hospital Chapel in November 1998 in aid of the Evelina Children’s Hospital Appeal.
Concordia is made up of approximately thirty singers from around the Dulwich area, and beyond. Initially conducted by Susan Farrow, and subsequently by Graham Ross, the choir is currently directed by Dan Ludford-Thomas, who began with the choir in 2010. Their repertoire includes anything from Thomas Tallis to Arvo Pärt and Eric Whitacre, via Cole Porter, Vaughan Williams and Britten. The choir has toured to Italy, France, the Netherlands, Germany, and Denmark.
The ACK (Arbeitsgemeinschaft Christlicher Kirchen) in Hamburg invites everyone to an Ecumenical Service at St Trinitatis Church on 16 May 2018 at 19:00hrs. The sermon will be held by Dr. Matthias Ring, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of the Old-Catholics in Germany.
After the service we are looking forward by to a talk by our own Father Leslie with a discussion, followed by a reception.
For more information, please download the official flyer here.
Have you registered for the MEISSEN UNPLUGGED seminar yet?
The relationship between the EKD and the Church of England – A consultation in the changing local partnership context
14th April 2018, 09:00am – 6:30pm
THEME: Greater Unity – Closer Fellowship
LOCATION: Ökumenisches Forum HafenCity, Shanghaiallee 12, 20457 Hamburg
More information to follow in the beginning of March!
On Sunday 18 March 2018 at 6 pm the choir of the Anglican Church of St Thomas Becket in Hamburg is performing the premiere of “Greater Love”, a new piece for choir, organ, piano and two soloists.
The composition by Yotin Tiewtrakul, the choirmaster at the “Englische Kirche”, tells the story of Christ’s Passion with passages of John’s gospel but also through the eyes of the medieval English mystic Julian of Norwich.
Two well-known anthems by Thomas Tallis (“A new commandment” and “If ye love me”) are also part of the piece. Not suffering in itself but love redeems the world – this is the experience “Greater Love” wants to share with the listeners.
You can follow Yotin and the choir on the “Greater Love” Instagram page for regular insights into the work on the new piece.