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Tewkesbury Abbey Theological Forum – Sacred Music and Human Dignity
July 9, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Title of Talk: Sacred Music and Human Dignity
Speaker: The Rev’d Dr Jonathan Arnold
Dr Arnold was raised in Herefordshire and is Dean of Divinity at Magdalen College Oxford University. He has a number of research interests among which is Reformation theology and ecclesiastical history particularly in England. Jonathan has a special interest in music. He trained as a singer at The royal Academy of Music becoming a Vicar-Choral (singing bass-baritone) in the choir of St Paul’s Cathedral for eight years. He has also performed as a soloist with many leading orchestras and has sung with The Tallis Scholars and The Hilliard Ensemble. He was a regular member of The Sixteen for fourteen years travelling all over the world making many recordings and broadcasts. He recently appeared in a five part documentary on sacred music with the actor Simon Russell-Beale and The Sixteen.
Dr Arnold is the author of a number of books and articles including Sacred Music in Secular Society.
The Theological Forum meets six times a year, and is open to all-of any faith or none- who have an interest in theological matters. Talks are held in Abbey House, next to the Abbey.