MUSIC & DRAMA

Music and Drama at St Agnes Celebrates All Things Which Are Spiritually Uplifting.

St Agnes has a very successful Music and Drama Group, which in recent years has performed at St Agnes, All Souls Church Sandringham and care centres in the local Community.

Our first Production Lord of The Dance, told the Story of Sydney Carter. Sydney wrote Lord of The Dance in 1963, as an adaptation of the Shaker Hymn Simple Gifts, which features in Aaron Copland’s ballet Appalachian Spring. Later, he said that he saw Christ as “the incarnation of the piper who is calling us. He dances that shape and pattern which is at the heart of our reality. By Christ, I mean not only Jesus; in other times and places, other planets, there may be other lords of the dance. But Jesus is the one I know of first and best. I sing of the dancing pattern in the life and words of Jesus.”

In 2015, The Joy of Christmas included Carols and extracts from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens – The End. Also, the Tea and Sugar Train by Jan Jolly.

At Easter 2016 we performed No Name in The Street, by Edward Murch. A play about Holy Week, dramatic and powerful in its simplicity. The events leading up to the Crucifixion are seen by a mother searching for her son. When she comes to the Cross, she asks forgiveness, and we find she is not the mother of Jesus, as we had been led to believe, but the mother of Judas.

Our Christmas Production in 2016 was The Joy of Christmas. This featured extracts from Wind in The Willows by Kenneth Graham, Papa Panov’s Christmas by Leo Tolstoy and A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens – The First Spirit

Our Christmas Production in 2017 was “Celebrating Christmas” featuring the Christmas Diaries originally performed by Nick Warburton on BBC Radio 4. See Gallery photos