Janet wins St Edmundsbury and Ipswich Diocese Competition

Anthem premiere at special Centenary Evensong, 29th March 2014

Janet’s winning entry will be premiered in the presence of the Archbishop of Canterbury. The wonderfully dramatic text recounts the death in 869 of St Edmund, King of East Anglia, at the hands of the invading Vikings.   Janet’s setting for choir and organ emphasises the contrast between these dark events and the steadfast faith of St Edmund, which provides a recurring point of optimism and hope and brings the anthem to a joyful conclusion.