To mark the completion of the rebuilding of the church organ and in celebration of the church’s strong choral tradition, St Michael’s has commissioned this festival Anthem. A text drawn from Dryden and Milton, framed by the Latin Gradual Locus Iste, celebrates the combined power of “the sacred organ’s praise” and “full-voiced choir” to bring “All Heaven before mine eyes”.
I Fagiolini (Robert Hollingworth) will sing Sonnet 8 (Music to Hear) at Wigmore Hall on Monday 11 April 2016 at 1pm as part of the Radio 3 Lunchtime series. Premièred in 2015 by the Chamber Choir of National Youth Choirs Great Britain in Southwark and Durham, the piece will have March 2016 performances by ULCC (Colin Durrant) and Chandos Chamber Choir (James Davey). NYCGB plan further repeats in July and October 2016