In Every Corner Sing – a commission for the 200th Anniversary of St Pancras Church

George Herbert’s poem Antiphon I is familiar in Vaughan Williams’ glorious setting from The Five Mystical Songs and as a hymn to the tune Luckington. Janet’s new setting for SATB and organ contrasts an energetic and rhythmically varied refrain with verses over a shifting ostinato. The première will be given by St Pancras Church Choir conducted by Christopher Batchelor at Evensong on May 14th as part of the 2022 London Festival of Contemporary Church Music (LFCCM). It was commissioned by Anne and Tony Rouse and their daughter and son-in-law Philippa and Clive Hopewell in celebration of the bicentenary of the present building of St Pancras Parish Church.