Christmas Across Time
The celebration of Christmas has not always been a straightforward affair. Its history is defined by stories of rebellion, determination and re-interpretation. But no matter what challenges were faced, music and song have been ever-present and have helped shape the Christmas we know and love so well today…
Christmas Across Time journeyed through the history of Christmas and its many evolutions from the 15th Century to the modern day. Starting with the psalms of the high order rejoicing in the arrival of Jesus, we then ventured to the banning of Christmas by Oliver Cromwell at the time of the Puritans and heard the Christmas songs of the rebellion. We re-lived the Christmas Truce of World War 1 where Christmas united two sides at war and then continued the journey to the modern day where Christmas took on a new meaning of glitz and glamour.
This was an original show from Voices Across Time and was their first ever commissioned piece from FOSMA (Friends of St. Mary's Adderbury) to help raise the necessary funds to complete the repair of the church spire.