The music will be provided by the Ambleside Community Choir and will feature music to sing to from William Boyce, John Rutter, Mozart, Schumann, Mendelssohn and others, with reading by members of the Fellowship taken from The Sad Fortunes of Revd Amos Barton, which is set in Shepperton, Eliot’s name for Chilvers Coton.
Ambleside Community Choir started a couple of years ago and has made extraordinary progress in its presentations and confidence. We are delighted to work with them to celebrate the human voice, both sung and spoken and it is wonderful to host this event in the church where young George Eliot worshipped and was baptised.
Readers from the Fellowship are experienced in reading passages from Eliot to appreciative audiences.
Profits from the evening will be divided between the church and the George Eliot Visitor Centre Appeal.