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Come & Sing: Every Purpose Under the Heaven - with Howard Goodall

  • St Sepulchre-without-Newgate Holborn Viaduct London, EC1A 2DQ United Kingdom (map)

Every Purpose Under The Heaven is also known as The King James Bible Oratorio, a piece for soprano and tenor soloists and mixed choir. It was commissioned as a gift to the United Church Schools Trust/United Learning Trust, from Sir Ewan and Lady Harper, to mark the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible.

Anyone who attended our Come & Sing with Howard in February will know just how brilliant an experience it is to learn a piece with its composer. And what a lovely composer! His insights into Eternal Light were invaluable, and Every Purpose Under the Heaven will no doubt be the same.

  • 10:45 Doors open, registration
  • 11:00 Workshop 1, with David Wordsworth
  • 13:00 Break
  • 14:00 Workshop 2, with Howard Goodall and David Wordsworth
  • 17:00 Break
  • 18:00 Performance

Conductor - David Wordsworth

Dress code is 'smart casual'.

Limited numbers of scores will be available for hire - please bring your own copy if you can: published by Faber Music.

Tickets £25 for participants, £5 for audience - click here to purchase.

When you purchase a performer's ticket you will need to specify your voice part. See note for sopranos and altos below.

Please note: Performer tickets include entry to the 8pm concert.

Attention Sopranos and Altos!

Ticket sales are limited for each voice part, and as always the sopranos and altos are better at signing up!

Soprano and alto sales are currently closed until further tenor and bass tickets are sold.

If you are a soprano or alto, please email Claudia at to go on to our waiting list. You will be offered a ticket as tenor and bass sales progress.

OR!.. you can join up with a choral chum and purchase your ticket with a tenor or bass one: select the Combined Soprano-Tenor, Combined Alto-Tenor, Combined Soprano-Bass or Combined Alto-Bass option from the 'ticket type' list.

Earlier Event: September 11
Rachmaninov Vespers by candlelight
Later Event: September 20
Albinoni Adagio