World class music is captured on cathedral choir’s superb new CD

Recording of the Norwich Cathedral Choir CD. Picture: Paul Hurst Recording of the Norwich Cathedral Choir CD. Picture: Paul Hurst

Wednesday, February 26, 2014
1:24 PM

The magnificent choral music performed by Norwich Cathedral Choir has been captured and recorded for their new CD, called Sunday at Norwich Cathedral, which will be released in May.

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The CD, which will be available to buy from the Norwich Cathedral gift shop, features the boys and men of Norwich Cathedral Choir – performing a collection of world class music.

The majority of the songs have previously been heard from parts of Sunday celebrations at the cathedral, including the Eucharist and Festal Evensong.

Works by composers with local connections have been included in the repertoire, including the likes of Peter Aston, Philip Ledger, and Richard Allain, whose evening canticles were commissioned by the cathedral in 2013.

The disc also includes hymns, the Missa Brevis, by Grayston Ives, and concludes with Elgar’s anthem, Give unto the Lord, and the Te Deum Laudamus, written by Herbert Howells, for King’s College, Cambridge in 1944.

Ashley Grote, master of music at Norwich Cathedral, said: “It’s very exciting to be making a recording with the cathedral choir, their first for a number of years.

“I hope that the repertoire will appeal to a wide audience, featuring some much-loved hymns and favourite choral works alongside some new and less known pieces, many of which have a particular connection to Norwich.”

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