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All Saints Parish Church, Kingstons last remaining Grade One listed building, means something to everyone who lives or works in the Royal Borough. There are few churches with a more fascinating history.
For more than a thousand years a church has stood on this site: Egbert, King of Wessex, held his Great Council here in 838, and Athelstan and Ethelred the Unready were two of the seven Saxon Kings of England crowned here in the 10th century.
The construction of the present church was begun in 1120 under the orders of Henry I, and has been enlarged and altered throughout its history to give us the building we know today. Kingston Parish Church has supported a choral tradition since the early 16th century and its importance has increased over the last 500 years to the extent that it is now central to the life of the church.
The choir is, without doubt, one of the finest parish church choirs in the country. Indeed, its standards easily match and often surpass those of many cathedrals.
In the past few years it has broadcast services on BBC Radio 4 and the World Service and has produced a best-selling CD in addition to singing the sound-track for the BBC1 documentary about Sunderland Football Club, Premier Passions.
|1||03:41||Fiat lux, played by Christopher Herrick||Theodore Dubois|
|2||04:30||Geistliches Lied||Johannes Brahms|
|3||04:02||Wash me throughly||Samuel Sebastian Wesley|
|4||05:00||Air with Variations: Holsworthy Church Bells, played by Christopher Herrick||Samuel Sebastian Wesley|
|5||05:25||Like as the hart||Herbert Howells|
|6||04:22||The Lord is my shepherd||Lennox Berkeley|
|7||01:46||I wonder as I wander||Carl Rutti|
|8||06:34||Sonata No 1 for Organ, played by Christopher Herrick – 1. Movement I||Paul Hindemith|
|9||09:13||2. Movement II||Paul Hindemith|
|10||04:48||Magnificat in G major||Herbert Sumsion|
|11||03:00||My beloved spake||Patrick Hadley|
|12||02:53||May the Grace of Christ our Saviour||David Nield|
|13||04:01||Méditation, played by Christopher Herrick||Louis Vierne, transcr. Durufle|
|14||05:24||Agnus Dei (Messe Solennelle)||Jean Langlais|
|15||05:28||And I saw a new heaven||Edgar Bainton|