Music director celebrates 30 years at Christ Church

This month marks the 30th anniversary of the appointment of George King as Director of Music at Christ Church. In the past 30 years, George has more than proven himself a worthy steward of Christ Church's century old music tradition, transforming the parish choir in to one of South Africa's finest.

To celebrate this milestone, the choir will be performing specially selected music at the 9:15 Choral Eucharist this coming Sunday.

The music will include William Byrd's Mass for Four Voices, Ralph Vaughan Williams' well known hymn-anthem All people that on earth do dwell, William Mathias' anthem, Let all the people praise thee, O God, written for the wedding of HRH Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer, and Olivier Messiaen's O sacrum convivium, one of the modern master's most important and celebrated choral works.

The full music list for the service is available on our music list page.

The choir will be joined by the trumpets and timpani of the Christ Church Players, and by Nicol and Martina Viljoen, principal organists of the Cathedral of St. Andrew and St. Michael, and Bloempark Reformed Church, Bloemfontein.

Christ Church is located at 820 Pretorius Street, Arcadia, Pretoria. For a map and detailed directions, please visit our map page, or find us on Google Maps as Christ Church Arcadia.

Guarded parking will be available during and after the service on the church close, and the section of Pretorius Street between the church and the Venning Park Rose Garden.

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