Music & the Reformation

A 'Reformation 500' event & illustrated talk on Music & the Reformation
Monday 23 October, 7.15-8.45pm
Christ Church, Church Street, Esher, Surrey KT10 8QS

On 31st October exactly 500 years ago, Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg and set in train the Protestant Reformation, which had a profound effect on the course of European history.  The Reformation also influenced our music and culture in numerous ways which still resonate to the present day.

As our principal contribution to these anniversary celebrations, we are pleased to be hosting the renowned church musician Philip Norman, who will give an illustrated talk on musical history as seen through the prism of the Reformation.  His wide-ranging presentation will include a wealth of visually arresting images and recorded musical examples, making full use of our church's new audio-visual system.

This talk will be of interest not only to singers and church musicians but to anyone who wants to be better informed about the place of music in our worship traditions. 

Light refreshments will be served. Free admission. Retiring collection