In 2015, Fr Alan brought together members of the congregation and choir – Thomas Hyde, composer, Clare McCaldin, mezzo-soprano, and Cheyney Kent, bass – along with Stevie Farr, Director of Music, Michael Papadopoulos, Assistant Director of Music, the St Paul’s choir and choreographer Hubert Essakow to create a work of music, song and dance in an interpretation of The O Antiphons of Advent.
O was performed at St Paul’s Knightsbridge on 29 November 2015, Advent Sunday, to great acclaim.
Scroll down this page to find a series of films, under the title O – The O Antiphons, which record the creation of the work. Further films will be added in the weeks after the performance on 29 November, so do keep watching.
Director of Music
Assistant Director of Music
18. O – The O Antiphons – Choreographing O Sapientia
We began with a seminar, led by the Ven Nick Mercer, who explained what the O Antiphons are. The Ven Nick prepared a paper, which is referred to in the film and which you may like to print off to have while watching.
Films created by Liz Smith of EntertainingTV Hubert Essakow – Photography credit Stephen Wright
Clare McCaldin – Photography credit Amanda Clarke
Cheyney Kent – Photography credit Neil Thomas Douglas
Gaia Cicolani – Photography credit James Williams
David Ledger – Photography credit Luisa Rodriguez
Robert Bridger – Photography credit Jack Thomson
O - The O Antiphons
Scroll down on this page to watch Film 18: Choreographing O Sapientia.