|Type of event:||Concert|
|Venue:||Free Church Hampstead Garden Suburb
London NW11 7AG
|Description:||6.30pm Free Church, Hampstead Garden Suburb, North Square,London NW11 7AG
For our Autumn Concert we joined forces with the Royal Free Music Society Choir, conductor Benjamin Wolf, and Barnet Symphony Orchestra, conductor Oliver Till, in a programme of English Music with Maja Horvat, violin and Xavier Hetherington, tenor.
John lreland was also a student of Charles Villiers Stanford at the RCM, and his anthem *Greater Love *is one of the classics in choral literature. Written in 1912 for choir and organ, the text is assembled from various parts of the Bible including the Song of Solomon, St John's Gospel and various Epistles of St Peter and St Paul. The heart of the anthem is "Love is strong as death; greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends" (John 15:13), which gave this work great poignancy after the start of WWI.