Joint Evensong with the German Choir of London
Saturday 24th February
17:15 - 18:15
“Blessed are the Peacemakers”
A special service to commemorate 100 years since the end of WWIOn Saturday 24 February a special Evening service will take place in the Nave of Wells Cathedral to commemorate 100 years since the end of WW1. The German Choir of London will be joining the Cathedral Choir to sing specially selected pieces of music to celebrate this point in history and peace.
This service is part of a project called “Blessed are the Peacemakers”, under which The German Choir of London are travelling to several Cathedrals in the UK (including Coventry, Norwich, Liverpool, St Paul’s, and York Minster) as well as Belgium (Brussels Cathedral and Ypres Menin Gate), and France (Notre Dame Paris) to sing in such services.
Three great German Theologians will be celebrated at the German/Wells Evensong - Martin Luther, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and Paul Tillich. Professor David Thomas, Canon Theologian, will be noted as contributing hugely to peace between Muslims and Christians, and one of the lessons will be read in German. The Dean will also give a short Address on the theme of reconciliation.
The focus of the project is to commemorate the people who tried to stop the war, rather than the people who fought it. Whilst it is without question important to commemorate the millions of people who died in the war, this project is focused on those who fought the war itself, and often died for that too. It is also acknowledging the people and organisations who fight against wars today.
Please join us for this very special service, which will begin at 5.15pm
The German Choir of London is made up mainly of German Expats living in London, and is thought to be the largest ex-pat choir in the UK.