Thursday, February 16, 2012

Father Ray Blake: St. Mary Magdalen, Brighton 150th Anniversary: Schubert, a Bus and James MacMillan

From Father Ray Blake:

File:St Mary Magdalene Church, Brighton 03.JPG"We are kicking off our 150th anniversay celebrations of the opening of our church  on February 27th at 7.30pm with a Missa Solemnis, the preacher is the renowned teacher of dogmatic theology, newspaper agony uncle, prolife priest, blogger etc etc. Fr Tim Finigan.

The music is going to be pretty spectacular too: Schubert in G, a bit of Bruckner and a new Tu Es Petrus by the young Oxford composer Tom Bennett, who is also singing with some other Oxford young professionals, together with local semi-professional who kindly help us out occasionally, and also help out Gus Christie at Glyndebourne.

On Sunday, 4th March at 12pmish, after our sung Mass we are blessing Brighton and Hove's "Mother Riccarda" bus, named after our prospective saint.

Then on Friday 9th March at 7.30pm James MacMillan is lighting the touch-paper on a series of talks/lectures with the “The Future of Music, Modernity and the Sacred; a composers perspective”. I like James' music but I also like the way he talks, I like how faith touches his art..." (continued)

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