Roller-coaster of emotions in an Easter Evensong service
Many Morpeth residents have been enjoying Easter, with plenty of chocolates, Easter Bunny visits and entertainment galore during the school holidays.
However, the celebrations began with a more sombre tone as hundreds of people attended a sung Evensong service in the town. Brian Bennett reviews the event.
The Mid Northumberland Chorus gave an excellent rendition of The Crucifixion — an oratorio by John Stainer, in St James’s Church, Morpeth, last Wednesday.
The work, which is poignant, powerful and emotionally charged, was composed 130 years ago.
It provided the centre piece in a... read more
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