At a special Evensong at St Edmundsbury Cathedral The Martyrdom of St Edmund was given a well-received first performance.
James Thomas, the Cathedral’s Director of Music, said: “Janet’s anthem has a great depth of drama and emotion, with real sensitivity to the words, and a strong musical structure. It has appealed greatly to both Choristers and Lay Clerks”.
Afterwards all the choristers wanted Janet’s autograph. As the Archbishop of Canterbury had visited them earlier in the day “Janet” now appears next to “Justin”!