Sunday morning Parish Eucharist with Kids' Club.
Der kleine Sandmann – Act 2 scene 2 - Hansel & Gretel – E. Humperdinck
Kids' Club goes on during the service in three age groups: Sand and Gravel for under 5s, Pebbles for 5 to 8 year olds and BLAST for those over 8 years old.
The service is always followed with time for a tea, a coffee or, if there's a reason to celebrate, something more bubbly to drink.
Music - Hansel and Gretel – E. Humperdinck
The choir this morning will be singing the aria and duet from Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel, which takes place in the haunted forests based on the famous Brothers Grimm fairy tale. It was composed from 1891-2 in Frankfurt. In Act 2 scene 2, Hansel and Gretel are lost in the forest. Night is fast approaching. A little man appears, startling the children. He tells them to relax and close their eyes, for he is the sandman who's come to send them off to dreamland. After sprinkling their eyes with sand, the two children begin falling asleep. Gretel reminds Hansel to say their prayers, and afterwards, they fall asleep peacefully on the forest floor.