The 3 British Tenors at christmas
The royal foundation of st Katharine
Tuesday 19th December 2017, 7.30pm
Join The 3 British Tenors for an intimate and sparkling performance of some of the best loved Christmas songs from around the world and your favourite operatic arias and songs from the shows in the beautiful chapel of the historic Royal Foundation of St Katharine.
The tenors will take you through a magical journey of great tenor songs and arias, with fun stories from their years on stage and in rehearsal.
Pourquoi me Reveille?
The Holy City
The Carol Singers
Tom Lehrer's 'A Christmas Carol'
... and many more crowned with the glorious O Holy Night
Tickets are just £20 and include an interval glass of wine.
Take your seats for The 3 British Tenors at Christmas!
Our roving reporter created a short video from our lanch concert at The Royal Foundation of St Katharine!
About The Chapel of Royal Foundation of St Katharine
The Royal Foundation of St Katharine Chapel has a long history dating all the way back to 1147. It has been the constant religious element within a Foundation that has changed its raison d’etre many times, from being a monastic hospital, a Royal College and responsible for poor relief to its current function as a retreat and conference centre staying true to its core themes of Worship, Service & Hospitality.
Changing form and location throughout the centuries the newest chapel in its current location on Butcher Row was built in 1951 on the remains of the St James’ Ratcliff Church after the Second World War. East London is the Foundation’s spiritual home, having been originally established for the locals in the area before being moved to Regents Park to make room for St Katharine’s Docks.
In the Chapel’s current form, the Foundation’s long history and present aspirations are given strong, visible expression. Much fine medieval and modern wood carving is juxtaposed to the great slate altar of 1951; the modern glass rose windows by Alan Younger FMGP cast light onto finely preserved carvings of the 14th century; a modern Christus looks down on Sir Julius Caesar’s pulpit and a chamber organ dating from the 18th century. Here is a true sacrament in stone, wood, glass and ornament, holding at its heart in the middle of a compass star, a piece of rose-coloured granite from the desert surrounding St. Katharine’s Monastery on Mount Sinai.
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