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The Fruit of Silence at Truro Cathedral

The City of London Sinfonia and Truro Cathedral Choir perform contemporary choral music at Truro Cathedral by MacMillan, Whitacre and Vasks.

'The Fruit of Silence' is City of London Sinfonia's nationwide tour of cathedrals encouraging audiences to explore the acoustics and spaces of some of the UK's most beautiful buildings. Tonight they reach Truro Cathedral where members of the Cathedral Choir, directed by Christopher Gray, join forces with the City of London Sinfonia to perform a selection of contemporary works ranging from Tavener to Tabakova. The music is performed in different locations around the building, varying from the High Altar to the Boar Chapel, and is an opportunity for listeners and audience members to enjoy the alternating spaces and sounds emanating from this Gothic Revival-style cathedral in the heart of Cornwall.

Recorded earlier this month and presented by Nicola Heywood Thomas.

James MacMillan: A Child’s Prayer
Peteris Vasks: The Fruit of Silence
John Tavener: Mother of God here I stand
Arvo Pärt: Summa
Russell Pascoe: Threnody for Jowan
Dobrinka Tabakova: Organum Light
Eric Whitacre: The Seal Lullaby
Arvo Pärt: Fratres
Peteris Vasks: The Fruit of Silence
Dobrinka Tabakov: Centuries of Meditations

Katherine Gregory (soprano)
Helena Paish (soprano)
Truro Cathedral Choir
City of London Sinfonia
Manuel Piazza (piano)
Christopher Gray (director)

Photo © John Jones for City of London Sinfonia and Truro Cathedral, 2019

2 hours, 28 minutes

Music Played

  • Sir James MacMillan

    A Child's Prayer

    Choir: Truro Cathedral Choir. Singer: Helena Paish. Singer: Katherine Gregory. Conductor: Christopher Gray.
  • Peteris Vasks

    The Fruit of Silence

    Performer: Joan Atherton. Performer: Clare Hayes. Performer: Ian Rathbone. Performer: Judith Herbert. Performer: Manuel Piazza.
  • John Tavener

    Hymn to the Mother of God

    Choir: Truro Cathedral Choir. Conductor: Christopher Gray.
  • Arvo Pärt

    Summa for string orchestra

    Performer: Alexandra Wood. Performer: Jane Carwardine. Performer: Matt Maguire. Performer: Juliet Welchman.
  • Russell Pascoe

    Threnody for Jowan

    Choir: Truro Cathedral Choir. Director: Christopher Gray.
  • Dobrinka Tabakova

    Organum Light

    Performer: Alexandra Wood. Performer: Jane Carwardine. Performer: Matt Maguire. Performer: Katie Heller. Performer: Juliet Welchman.
  • Eric Whitacre

    Seal Lullaby

    Performer: Manuel Piazza. Choir: Truro Cathedral Choir. Conductor: Christopher Gray.
  • Arvo Pärt

    Fratres for strings

    Performer: Joan Atherton. Performer: Clare Hayes. Performer: Ian Rathbone. Performer: Judith Herbert.
  • Peteris Vasks

    The Fruit of Silence

    Performer: Manuel Piazza. Choir: Truro Cathedral Choir. Conductor: Christopher Gray.
  • Dobrinka Tabakova

    Centuries of Meditation

    Ensemble: City of London Sinfonia. Choir: Truro Cathedral Choir. Director: Christopher Gray.
  • Gerald Finzi

    Five Bagatelles, Op.23a

    Performer: Robert Plane. Performer: Royal Northern Sinfonia. Performer: Howard Griffiths.
  • Max Bruch

    String Quintet in A minor

    Performer: Nash Ensemble.
  • Edward Elgar

    Falstaff - symphonic study in C minor, Op.68

    Performer: Hallé. Performer: Sir Mark Elder.

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