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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-born conductor Rufus Frowde, currently Organist and Assistant Director of Music at the Chapel Royal, Hampton Court Palace. The choir will be joined by organist Iain Farrington and the award-winning young saxophone virtuoso Anthony Brown.

‘…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.