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Faith and the Crown
Photo - Richard Lea-Hair and the Genesis Foundation

Music at the heart of ‘Faith and the Crown’ celebration

February 10th 2016, The Chapel Royal, Hampton Court Palace:

Last night, as we celebrated the first service of Vespers at Hampton Court Palace Chapel Royal since Tudor Times, we were united by a tradition of sacred music dating back 500 years that is still relevant today.

Reflected in the works of Thomas Tallis, and other composers associated with Hampton Court during that era, who composed sacred works of enduring power and beauty while trying to meet the complex and ever-changing spiritual needs of successive monarchs.

Michele Price, Director of Development of the Choral Foundation at Hampton Court Chapel Royal says: “The music that we heard last night united us all in prayer and harmony. It underpins the rich choral tradition of the Hampton Court Chapel Royal that developed out of the Tudor reformation and which is enjoyed by all who worship in this Chapel Royal every Sunday.”

The evening, entitled 'Faith and the Crown', was developed by the Choral Foundation, which preserves and promotes the unique heritage of English choral music at the Chapel Royal, Hampton Court making it accessible to all, and the Genesis Foundation, which plays an active role in nurturing and developing the careers of outstanding young artists in the fields of music, theatre and the visual arts.

Michele adds: “Working with the Genesis Foundation was essential in order to bring the musical and liturgical elements of Faith and the Crown together And deepens our relationship with exciting young choral singers such as Genesis Sixteen."

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