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The Kings School, Canterbury The Kings School has its roots in the sixth century and its pupils live and work within the inspirational and ancient Precincts of Canterbury Cathedral and the grounds of St Augustines Abbey.
Music has played a central role in the schools life from its monastic foundations. The Crypt Choir, under the direction of Howard Ionascu, is the schools senior choir. Its primary purpose is to provide music for weekly school services in Canterbury Cathedral, where the Kings Scholars are part of the Foundation.
The choir also perform at outside venues, most recently The Temple Church, St Johns, Smith Square and Westminster Abbey. They have toured extensively, including to a number of European countries, New York, Boston, New Zealand, Australia and Hong Kong. In 2005, the choir reached the final stage of the BBC Choir of the Year at the Lowry Centre in Salford. In July of that year they were invited to perform Tallis Spem in alium alongside The Sixteen and Harry Christophers in Canterbury Cathedral.
Howard Ionascu studied music at Manchester University and The Royal Northern College of Music, before being appointed a Vicar Choral in Wells Cathedral Choir. Whilst at Wells, he sang on many recordings, broadcasts and international tours. In 1997 he founded The Laudate Choir, a young semi-professional choir, which performs regularly in London as well as further afield. With The Laudate Choir, he has recorded various CDs for Meridian and Priory Records, most recently The Choral Music of Herbert Brewer and a CD of the music of George Jeffreys.
|1||03:11||Hail, gladdening light||Charles Wood|
|2||04:46||The Lord is my shepherd||Lennox Berkeley|
|3||04:47||O clap your hands||Orlando Gibbons|
|4||04:09||Kyrie (from Cantus Missae)||Josef Rheinberger|
|5||03:30||Gloria (from Cantus Missae)||Josef Rheinberger|
|6||05:53||Verhleih’ uns Frieden||Felix Mendelsshon|
|7||04:15||On Christmas Day (To my heart)||Richard Rodney Bennett|
|8||06:49||Jehova, quam multi sunt hostes||Henry Purcell|
|9||04:34||Magnificat in D||Charles Wood|
|10||02:43||The Three Kings||Peter Cornelius|
|11||03:50||God so loved the world||John Stainer|
|12||03:00||Christ is the King||Paul Patterson|
|13||02:57||Ubi caritas||Maurice Durufle|
|14||05:49||Faire is the heaven||William Harris|