This dynamic young choir present a selection of British music from across five centuries, including highlights from the recent canon of new choral work commissioned by Merton College Oxford as part of their 750th anniversary celebrations. They are led by inspirational Luton-
‘…the outstanding young saxophonist Anthony Brown…’ Times
Rufus Frowde – conductor Iain Farrington – organ
Anthony Brown – saxophone
John Dunstaple – Veni Sancte Spiritus/Veni Creator
Jonathan Dove – Seek Him That Maketh the Seven Stars
John Taverner – Dum transisset sabbatum
Barry Cockcroft – Ku Ku
Thomas Tallis – Videte miraculum
Richard Sisson – Pied Beauty
Iain Farrington – Live Wire
William Byrd – Sing Joyfully
Judith Weir – Ave Regina Coelorum
Orlando Gibbons – O clap your hands
Graham Fitkin – Watching
William Boyce – O where shall wisdom be found?
Graham Ross – Ascendo ad Patrem Meum
This concert is supported
Luton Choral Society
The Luton Choral Society has been pursuing musical excellence since its first concert in 1871. It has an extraordinary history of joyful music making, highlights of which would surely include wartime concerts with Sir Henry Wood, Sir Thomas Beecham and the première of Gerald Finzi’s For Saint Cecilia at the Royal Albert Hall under Sir Adrian Boult. More recently, supported by Arts Council England, in 2012 the 80 strong choir gave a memorable performance of David Fanshawe’s African Sanctus.
Kindly supported by Making Music’s Philip & Dorothy Green Award for Young Concert Artists scheme.