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July 26, 2021

Canterbury’s Music Sunday 2021

Below are further pictures of the event.

Revd David Winfield, Canterbury Branch RSCM Chaplain in fine voice as Master of Ceremonies for Music Sunday at St Peter’s: he also sings in the St Peter’s Choir, the host church for the 2021 event. Some of the Choir can be seen on the right and in the foreground are some of the Canterbury Singers’ Choir members.
Sandra Norquay conducts the Canterbury Singers for a performance of Ave Verum Corpus by Mozart with Jean White accompanying on the piano (out of sight along with Apollo Musicum Sextet) gloriously heard from the nave.
Apollo Musicum Sextet playing J C Bach’s Organ Ronda with Denis Guyan in the ‘loft’ out of sight but gloriously heard.
Emily McCulloch conducts Music Sunday’s host church choir for 2021, St Peter’s Anglican Church Upper Riccarton,
performing “You Raise Me Up” with Bill Grubb accompanying.
The Magna Vocé Choir (from Medbury School for Boys) under the inspirational direction of Chrissie Badger
(assisted by Erin Sutherland) earlier sang Faure’s Pie Jesu. They are pictured here performing the
Aotearoa (Maori name for NZ meaning “Land of the long-white cloud”) Blessing
written by Kari Jobe and others based on words from Numbers Chapter 6 vv 26 – 28
as a climax to the Music Sunday Service at its conclusion.
Queen Elizabeth II (she is Patron of the RSCM) had a hand in forming Canterbury’s 2021 Music Sunday
programme by sharing that of one of her favourite hymns is Praise My Soul.
This was sung by all present as the final congregational hymn.
Revd Ken Light on behalf of the vicar Revd Nick Mountfort (away on other matters)
closed the event with prayer after all present had recited the RSCM Choristers’ Prayer