Dibble to visit Theydon Bois

Jeremy Dibble (1970), Professor of Music at Durham University, will be visiting St Mary’s Church, Theydon Bois to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Hymns Ancient & Modern.

There will be a special sung evensong on Sunday 18th September 2011 at 6.00 pm.

Prof Dibble will be giving a talk entitled 'Come let us join our cheerful songs' - Hymns Ancient & Modern and how it shaped Anglican worship.

Jeremy is the Musical Editor of the forthcoming Canterbury Dictionary of Hymnology and recently contributed to the symposium for the 150th anniversary of HA&M held in Leominster, where the first editor, Sir Henry Baker, had his parish. He was a choirboy at St. Mary’s, Theydon Bois from 1965 until 1971, attended Buckhurst Hill CHS and then Trinity College, Cambridge, before going to Southampton University to do his PhD on the music of Sir Hubert Parry. He appeared (chatting to Prince Charles) in the recent documentary on Parry on BBC 4.

Victorian and Edwardian British music has always remained a passion for Jeremy, which is probably evident from his books on Parry (1992 rev. 1998), Stanford (2002) and Stainer (2007). He also has a passion for Christmas carols and edited An Edwardian Carol Book, published by OUP.

For further information please go to the church’s website HERE


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