“TAKEN” – Students compose music to mark the 1000 year anniversary of the murder of revered local saint

Students on the Trinity Laban/University of Greenwich PGCE course put on a short concert of music in September, inspired by the incarceration and murder of St Alfege, Archbishop of Canterbury here in Greenwich in 1012.

The music was collaboratively composed by the students themselves over just three days, and formed the first project for their year-long course.

The concert was largely based around the myths of St Alfege, who was captured and held hostage by Vikings for many months before ultimately being murdered by them, but also incorporated influences from more modern hostage stories.

The performance took place, rather appropriately, in St Alfege's Church, Greenwich on Friday 21 September.

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