Attleborough hymn marathon
Fri 26 Aug at 6.00 pm - Sun 28 Aug at 6.00 pm
St Mary’s Attleborough, Attleborough, Norfolk, NR17 2AH
St Mary’s Church in Attleborough will hold a hymn marathon to raise funds for its project to create a centre of excellence for music in the region.
The non-stop hymn marathon is expected to last for three days and nights and hopes to raise £10,000.
A team of organists from St Mary’s Church will be joined by Cathedral and church organists to play through the entire hymn book Ancient and Modern: Hymns and songs for refreshing worship from start to finish – a total of 847 hymns. David Dunnett the organist of Norwich Cathedral, will begin the marathon, with Michael Nicholas, the Cathedral Organist Emeritus, and John Keys from Nottingham, who has recorded the entire hymnbook, also expected to play over the weekend.
St Mary’s Choir will take part in the hymn marathon and will start the weekend of singing, joined by the Bishop of Thetford.
Other choirs and members of the public are invited to come along and participate throughout the event.
If you are an organist and would like to be involved, or if you or your choir would like to take part, sign up online at https://forms.gle/S7MXT3VD47dtCJxL6