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Beauty for Ashes

    at St Pancras Church

    Highlights from the choir’s 2022 recording

Ian Stephens: Salisbury Service
Judith Bingham: The Pilgrimes Travels
Sarah MacDonald: Crux fidelis
Bob Chilcott: Beauty for Ashes
Roxanna Panufnik: Hymn to St Alfege
David Lancaster: Feathers
Owen Leech: The Lily of Heaven
Judith Weir: Leaf from leaf Christ knows
Owain Park: Beati quorum via
Cheryl Frances-Hoad: Psalm 6
Alison Willis: I sing of a maiden
Paul Edwards: God be in my head

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We are delighted to be returning to St Pancras Church to perform highlights from a new recording due out in 2023 – Beauty for Ashes. This will promote new choral works by some of the UK’s foremost contemporary choral composers. Whilst the programme includes well-known names from classical music such as Bob Chilcott and Judith Weir, it also showcases newer voices such as Alison Willis and Sarah Macdonald. Six of the composers featured on the recording are women, and their work exemplifies the enormous contribution female composers are making to the English choral tradition, in a genre where they have historically been under-represented and under-recorded.