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Wednesday, 10 December 2014, 6:00PM
Barnard's Inn Hall

A Cause for Carolling

Jeremy Summerly

For the first eight decades of the 18th century, 'While Shepherds Watched' was the only Christmas hymn authorised for use within the Church of England. Because of this, hundreds of different tunes became attached to the words of this iconic carol.

With the support of live musical examples, the importance to Christmas Past and Present of our festive favourites will be examined.

jeremy-summerly

Jeremy is the Sterndale Bennett Lecturer in Music at the Royal Academy of Music. He also chairs the Academy's Continuing Professional Development Programme. 

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10 December 2014

A Cause for Carolling
Jeremy Summerly

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