Wednesday, October 19, 2011 8:00pm
The choir’s reputation is ever-expanding and it continues to reach new audiences through its series of acclaimed recordings on the Hyperion label, the two most recent being the Palestrina Lamentations and a sequence of music from Advent to Epiphany featuring music written specially for the choir. In 1998 the choir was awarded the Gramophone Awards for “Best Choral Recording of the Year” and “Record of the Year” for the performance of Frank Martin’s Messe and Pizzetti’s Requiem.
The choir has a history of commissioning and performing new music, famous examples being Britten’s Missa brevis for boys’ voices, the Mass in G minor by Vaughan Williams and compositions by Wood, Holst and Howells. Within the last decade the choir has commissioned new Masses from James MacMillan, Peter Maxwell Davies, Judith Bingham, John Tavener, Matthew Martin and Stephen Hough, all of which were first performed in the context of the regular liturgies at Westminster Cathedral.
Westminster Cathedral Choir features frequently on radio and television. When its busy liturgical schedule permits it takes its music further afield. In addition to regular concerts around the UK, recent tours have included Hungary, Norway, Germany, Belgium, Italy and the USA.
Dr. & Mrs. Anthony Fathman
Mr. John Russell
Miserere mei Deus George Malcolm 1917 – 1997
From Requiem Mass, Officium Defunctorum. 1605 Tomás Luis de Victoria 1548 – 1611
Introitus: Requiem æternam dona eis, Domine
Offertorium: Domine Iesu Christe, rex gloriae
A New Song James MacMillan b. 1959
Christus Vincit James MacMillan
Surge propera Francisco Guerrero 1528 – 1599
My beloved Spake Patrick Hadley 1899 – 1973
Organ Solo (work TBA)
Salve Regina Herbert Howells 1892 – 1983
Blessed City Heavenly Salem Edward Bairstow 1874 – 1946
Tickets: $39, $29, $19
TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR BEGINNING AT 7:00 PM.