The choir celebrates its thirtieth birthday this year. We shall be marking the anniversary by singing settings of all 150 Psalms (though not every verse of every Psalm!). The Psalms are the most comprehensive source of sung poetry in existence, a resource that has been drawn on by countless composers. From America to Estonia; in languages from Hebrew through Hungarian to Finnish; by composers from Monteverdi to MacMillan; and from unaccompanied miniatures to symphonic masterworks: here is music to uplift, challenge, inspire and celebrate! Download a brochure giving full details here.
(May 2016) We were delighted that our psalm-setting competition attracted in excess of a hundred entries. The judges have spent the past several weeks sifting through some excellent material.
Twelve works will be shortlisted for the final adjudication stages. These will be revealed on June 1st, and the three winning compositions will be announced on August 1st.
We are looking forward to visiting Glasgow in June, when we shall be taking part in the Glasgow Choir Festival and working closely with our new Patron, Sir James MacMillan, participating in a Sunday service at his church and then joining with him in a masterclass/workshop.
What’s the common link? We gave the world premieres of all three works!