Sunday Service in St. Andrew’s Cathedral

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St. Andrew’s Cathedral is a historic Anglican Church in Singapore. It was designed by Colonel Ronald MacPherson in 1856, an executive engineer and superintendent of the Public Works Department with a British gothic style. This new design replaced the damaged church that was struck by lightning in 1845 and 1849. Anglican church has a very long history related to the narrative of British East India Company colonialization on the island.

Since it was built, St. Andrew’s Cathedral has experienced many stories. In 1942, before the fall of Singapore in the Second World War, this building was used as an emergency hospital for people who were injured by aerial assaults. In 1945, the church was used as a place of prayer, after the surrender of the Japanese army in the hands of the alliance.

Aside from enjoying the view of the beautiful architecture, I was also recording the soundscape while having a Sunday prayer on the 25th of March 2019. The songs were accompanied by piano and violin led by two song leader. The organ was used on certain part of liturgy. The service was held in English, a language used daily in Singapore. Then, the people were singing:

We will bring the sacrifice of praise
Into the house of the Lord.
And we offer up to You
The sacrifices of thanksgiving;
And we offer up to You
The sacrifices of joy

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