The Three Wise Men finally reach Markenfield
On Tuesday 5th January at 6:00pm the ancient Chapel at the heart of Markenfield Hall will play host to an outstanding Service: a Sung Evensong marking the Eve of Epiphany – almost the end of the Twelve Days of Christmas – and the arrival of the Three Wise Men at the stable in Bethlehem.
Conducted by the Bishop of Beverley, the Rt Rev’d Glyn Webster, the Choir will be the outstanding Occasional Singers from St Wilfred’s Harrogate who will be led by Richard Mantle – Director of Opera North.
The music will include Hymn a la Vierge by Pierre Villette, and O Magnum Mysterium by Vittoria (1572) expressing wonder that animals should see the new-born Child in their midst. Markenfield lies at the centre of its farm, where the livestock are currently inside for the winter. It is always possible that they may add their “lowing” to the soaring voices within.
All are most welcome.
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