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The Fire & the Hammer

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Evening Programs
Date and Time: 
Friday, July 6, 2012 - 7:00pm

by Tony Biggin and Alec Davison, directed by John Sheldon

This major choral work composed by two British Friends has been performed on both sides of the Atlantic on a number of occasions, most recently at the 350th sessions of New England Yearly Meeting last August. Dramatic passages from The Journal of George Fox alternate with songs based on these excerpts to provide a powerful glimpse into the Quaker movement that swept across England in the 17th century. New England Friends that formed the choir last summer will be joined by Friends from around the country, rehearsing together the weekend prior to the gathering.

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Join the choir! The choir will rehearse Friday evening June 29 through Sunday afternoon July 1, and then again on Friday afternoon July 6—plus additional opportunities to practice during the week. Read more.