Charles Cowling
Charles Cowling
  Why do people entertain these crazy perceptions of undertakers? Click the icon bottom right to bring it up to full size.     
Charles Cowling
  People do like ritual, but I think that this goes deeper than our love of spectacle and colour. Ritual fulfils a human need. Monarchists, republicans, fascists and Communist tyrants have all understood its value. The Romanovs had their elaborate court protocol, and the rites of the Russian Orthodox Church.
Charles Cowling
Image from Threnody’s sample CD   We recently passed on a BBC news report about a pioneering choir in Wales which has been established to bring live singing to funerals here. We have now tracked down its founder, Tim Clark. Here he tells us in his own words more about