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Song of the Prophets: A Requiem for the Climate

 

 

!!NB: Sadly due to the Coronavirus this event has had to be postponed, but Christian Aid are working to confirm a new date, in May 2021, around Christian Aid Week. They'll be in touch in due course with a new date and details on how to re-book your tickets.

 

Some exceptional musicians from the suitably named Chineke! Orchestra (meaning 'God makes/creates') will be performing the debut of a new musical score 'Song of the Prophets: A Requiem for the Climate' at 7pm on 20th May 2020 at St Paul's Cathedral, London.

 

Split into four movements - Creation, Ruin, Recovery and Redemption, the music at this Free to attend event, has been commissioned by international development organisation Christian Aid and composed to raise awareness of climate change and the injustices faced by communities around the world where Christian Aid works. It's inspired by their 2014 theological paper, The Song of the Prophets, which is a global theology of climate change, being updated and re-published, ahead of the event in May.

 

The former Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, who is quoted in the 2014 paper, and is the Christian Aid Chair, will be giving a keynote address on the night and there will also be a panel discussion with climate campaigners.

 

For a reflection that brings both challenge and hope, you can download and read the existing Song of the Prophets here.

 

You can register for tickets to the event here.