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The Royal School of Church Music Millennium Youth Choir FOR ALL THE SAINTS
Tune: Nine Nomine Music: R Vaughan Williams (1872-1958) Arranged by: David Ogden, especially for Songs of Praise, not available commercially Words: W. W. How (1823-97) Conductor: David Ogden Organist: Daniel Moult Taken from: Songs of Praise Hymn Book #199 Previous tx: 20th September, 2009
St Mary’s Music School accompanied by Emily Hoile on harp and Taylor Maclennan and Lilly Caunt on flute. MORNING HAS BROKEN
Tune: Bunessan Words: Eleanor Farjeon Conductor: Duncan Ferguson Previous tx: 27th December, 2009
The Choir St George’s Chapel / Tim Byram-Wigfield (Director of Music) / Ben Giddens (organist JUBLIATE DEO
Music: Benjamin Britten Words: Traditional Previous tx: 26th April, 2009
Libera TALLIS’S CANON
Words: Thomas Ken Music: Thomas Tallis Arranged by: Robert Prizeman Recorded at: St. Bartholomew The Great Available on CD “Libera New Dawn” – EMI Classics CD 5099951935405 Previous tx: 25th January 2009
William Dutton accompanied by organist Michael Haynes THIS IS THE TRUTH SENT FROM ABOVE
Previous tx: 2nd December, 2007
Truro Cathedral Choir SOUL OF MY SAVIOUR
Music: William Maher 1823-77 Words: Latin 14th century, tr. Anonymous Tune: Anima Christi Organist: Christopher Gray Conductor: Robert Sharpe Previous tx: 29th June, 2008
Aled Jones DEAR LORD & FATHER OF MANKIND
Words: J.G. Whittier (1807-92) Music: Repton C. Hubert H. Parry (1848 – 1918) From a song in his oratorio ‘Judith’ Copyright: Out of copyright Arranger: Robert Prizeman Source: “Songs of Praise” Hymnbook No. 324 Previous tx: 24th February, 2008 Location: Music Room at Highnam Court (see Locations for details) CD: The track originally featured on Aled’s CD ‘Higher’ on the Universal Label, Record No. 9865579.
Cathedral Youth choir THE LORD BLESS YOU AND KEEP YOU
Composer: John Rutter Conductor: Edward Taylor. Previous tx: 21st February , 2010
Factsheet for Sunday 18th July
Presented by Aled
Lindsay Gray- is the director for the Royal School of Church music. He has wide experience in education, church music, and inspiring young people. Lindsay has also sung in some of the great choirs of Britain, and directed choirs in parish, school and cathedral settings. He talks to Songs of Praise about the role of chorister and how it is relevant in everyday life, the importance of celebrating church music and the Royal School of church music annual celebration day this year, held at Durham Cathedral.
Durham Cathedral is considered to be the greatest Norman building in England, perhaps even in Europe. It is cherished not only for its architecture but also for its incomparable setting. For this reason it was inscribed together with the Castle as one of Britain's first World Heritage Sites.
David Ogden- is a professional conductor and composer. He conducts city of Bristol Choir, Exultate Singers, Bristol Schools Chambers Choirs, the royal School of church Music’s Millennium Youth choir, South Bristol Voices (a youth choir which is part of the Bristol Voices outreach project run by Bristol Cathedral), and is also Head of the Bristol Choral centre. He speaks to Songs of praise about what it means to be a Music Director of the Royal School of Church music Millennium youth choir.
Boys Interviewed from Libera:- The boys from Libera talk to Songs of Praise about singing in Latin, how they feel being in Libera, their outfits and being choristers. Their singing coach, Eleanor, also talks about training the young recruits and explains the importance of hymn singing.
Previous tx: 26th April, 2009
William Dutton- from St Mark's Church Harrogate, was the winner Radio 2's Young Chorister of the Year 2006. He is the son of the famous treble Paul Dutton and since 2007 is part of the Choir boys. The Choir Boys is a boy band made up of Cathedral choristers and William Dutton makes up the trio that replaced Patrick Aspbury, Eskricke Francis Benedict Inman and Charles John Porter-Thaw. The new trio includes Dutton, Andrew Swait and Bill Goss. William Dutton talks to Songs of Praise about choral music and being a chorister.
Previous tx: 2nd December, 2007
The R.S.C.M Millennium Youth Choir- The choir was founded in 1999 at the suggestion of the Archbishop of Canterbury, offering young singers from the ages of 16 to 23 years the opportunity to sing in some of the UK’s most beautiful sacred buildings. In 2004 David Ogden was appointed director of the RSCM Millennium Youth Choir and under his direction the choir is looking forward to a diverse and challenging time, singing in some prestigious venues in the UK and giving several BBC broadcasts.
Choir of St. George’s Chapel
The choir was founded in 1999 at the suggestion of the Archbishop of Canterbury, offering young singers from the ages of 16 to 23 years the opportunity to sing in some of the UK’s most beautiful sacred buildings. In 2004 David Ogden was appointed director of the RSCM Millennium Youth Choir and under his direction the choir is looking forward to a diverse and challenging time, singing in some prestigious venues in the UK and giving several BBC broadcasts.website
is a non-profit all-boy vocal group directed by Robert Prizeman. Their namewebsite
comes from their signature song "Libera," which is based on the Libera Me portion of the Requiem Mass. "Libera" is the Latin word for "free". Most of the boys in Libera come from the parish choir of St. Philip's, Norbury, in South London. The boys come from a variety of backgrounds in the London area, attending many different schools, including local state schools, church schools and performing arts schools. Libera recruits boys from any religious denomination and even those with no religious affiliations. Most boys join between the ages of seven and ten; however older boys may join if they have the appropriate singing abilities.
St Mary’s Choir
St. Mary's Cathedral and Choir in Edinburgh was consecrated in 1879, and is one of the masterpieces of the great Victorian Gothic architect Sir Gilbert Scott, who designed dozens of other churches as well as the Albert memorial and St Pancras station.Website:
Music is an integral part of the Cathedral's ministry. The Cathedral has the only choir in Scotland to sing daily services; and was the first Cathedral choir in Britain to admit girls to sing alongside the boy choristers, and in 2005 admitted the first female alto choral scholar. Its choristers are pupils of St Mary’s Music School.
St Mary's Music School is Scotland's specialist music school as well as the Choir School of St Mary's Cathedral. It was opened in 1880 to educate choristers for the then newly built Cathedral. Nowadays the school has a much wider remit and since 1972 the school has also educated young instrumentalists, composers and singers.
The Choir, uniquely in Scotland, maintains a daily choral tradition and sings over 250 services every year. The choristers are educated at St Mary’s Music School, which acts as the choir school for the cathedral, again unique in Scotland. St Mary’s Cathedral became the first in the UK to offer girls scholarships to sing with the boys as trebles in 1978. The choristers are educated at St Mary's Music School, which also trains instrumental musicians.
Truro Cathedral Choir
Truro cathedral choir is well known for being one of the most dynamic and exciting groups of it’s type in the UK. There are six sung services each week in term time sung by the eighteen boys and twelve men of the choir. The repertoire encompasses some of the greatest music from the 14th century to the present day, with a particular feature being the diverse and exciting repertoire of settings of the Mass which are sung every feast day and on Sundays.Website:
Carlisle Cathedral and Youth Choir
Located in the far North of England, Carlisle is just a few miles from the Scottish border. This city has had a very turbulent history. The Romans built a wall through it, Vikings invaded it and the Scots and English fought over it for many years. The Cathedral, founded in 1122 and battered by centuries of warfare, was built for the glory of God, and services have been said and sung daily in it for nearly 900 years.Website
The Youth Choir comprises of boys and girls aged 13–18 years who sing during services in the Cathedral once a week during term time.
The location for the interview with Lindsay Gray was:Website:
The location of the Royal School of Church Music Millennium Youth Choir performance at:
12 Abbey Square
Tel: 01244 324756
The location for St Mary’s Choir performance;
ST MARY’S CATHEDRALwebsite
Telephone: 0131 225 6293
The location for Choir of St. George’s Chapel ‘Jubilate Deo’:
ST GEORGES CHAPELWebsite:
Telephone: 01434 602031
The location for William Dutton’s performance was:
The location of the Tallis’s Cannon performance:
THE PRIORY CHURCH OF ST BATHOMLEMNEW THE GREATWebsite:
The location for Truro Cathedral Youth Choir’s performance of ‘Soul of my saviour’:
14 St. Mary’s Street
Telephone: 01872 276782
The location for Aled Jones’ performance ‘Dear lord & Father of Mankind’:
The location for Carlisle Cathedral Youth choir’s performance of
‘The Lord Bless you and keep you’ was:website:
ALL SAINTS CHURCH
Contact: The Rev. Chris Goddard
Tel: 01900 824383
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