The Wesley Connection
The Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford explore St Marylebone’s connections with the Wesley family
Time & Location
19 Jul, 19:30 – 21:00
St Marylebone Parish Church, 17 Marylebone Rd, London NW1 5LT, UK
About The Event
6:45pm: Pre-concert talk: ‘Charles Wesley Jr.’
The Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford
Steven Grahl (conductor)
A memorial stone to the leader of the Methodist movement, Charles Wesley, stands in the gardens on Marylebone Hight Street. Indeed, Charles Wesley lived in Marylebone with his two sons, Charles Jr. and Samuel from the late 1770s. The Wesley sons quickly gained a reputation for themselves, chiefly through the series of concerts given in the Wesley home, in which they were the chief performers. The legacy of the Wesley family continues into the nineteenth century with the music of Samuel Sebastian Wesley, the eldest son of Samuel, who held posts in several English cathedrals, and was a professor of organ at the neighbouring Royal Academy of Music.
Steven Grahl, former Director of Music at St Marylebone, talks to us about his recent research into Charles Wesley Jr., and leads us in this rich musical exploration, conducting his world-renowned choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford.
Concessions (Students, Senior Citizens). ID May be required