An Easter Hymn in Merton Chapel
Singing has always been a big part of Dark Angels for me, not least because Jamie Jauncey is a great pianist and singer – after all, who can resist a singsong round the piano? Not forgetting, of course, that a group of angels is a ‘choir’.
‘When I Survey the Wondrous Cross’ (Isaac Watts) has always been my favourite hymn, and, at a Dark Angels Masterclass at Merton College Oxford, just before Easter 2009, I wondered if I could write some new words on the theme of the Passion. Not only did I write them, I was also lucky enough to sing them for the first time in Merton’s beautiful chapel, accompanied by Jamie on the organ.