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RELEASE DATE: OCTOBER 2018
PORTSMOUTH CATHEDRAL CHOIRS – Dr David Price (Director) and Sachin Gunga (Sub Organist)
Our Music Foundation is made up of a number of groups; 26 boy choristers, 24 girl choristers, Lay Clerks, Choral Scholars, a Youth Choir and Cathedral Consort. The choristers rehearse on weekday mornings at 8.00am before a normal school day in preparation for the week’s music.
In any normal week the Cathedral’s round of worship is led by our musicians for at least 6 services. The boy choristers are taken from Portsmouth Grammar School and a number of other local schools, and the girl choristers from Portsmouth Grammar School and Portsmouth High School. The Cathedral Choir is made up of boy choristers and permanent Lay Clerks and Gap Year Choral Scholars who spend a year working at Portsmouth Grammar School and singing full-time in our choirs. The choir sings the lion’s share of cathedral services and takes a full part in our programme of annual tours and concerts.
Formed in 2006, Cantate opened the way for girls and teenage boys to add their voices to choral worship both in Portsmouth Cathedral and elsewhere, with concerts around the Diocese of Portsmouth as well as other prestigious venues such as Westminster Abbey, Lambeth Palace and Canterbury Cathedral. In addition our Cathedral Consort is made up of adult singers from across the locality and sings regularly for cathedral services and extra events. Our Choirs have toured Belgium, Holland, Sweden, France, Estonia and more recently Cyprus and Germany.
At home in the UK they have also sung at St Paul’s Cathedral, the Queen’s private chapel at St George’s in Windsor Castle and, most recently, at Westminster Abbey. We maintain strong links with the Royal Navy and take part in a number of services for them. Highlights include the annual Royal Marines Band Service and the Second Sea Lord’s annual Carol Service on HMS Victory. We sang for the commissioning service of HMS Queen Elizabeth in the presence of Her Majesty the Queen and The Princess Royal. We broadcast regularly, including an annual live relay of Choral Evensong for BBC Radio 3 and numerous Radio 4 Sunday Worship programmes, including for D-Day 70, Trafalgar200 and Christmas.
|1||03:03||Gaudete | trad arr Luke Fitzgerald|
|2||04:33||Matin Responsory | Sarah Macdonald|
|3||02:08||Sinful Adam | Tim Rogers|
|4||04:06||O come, O come, Emmanuel | trad arr Andrew Carter|
|5||07:53||Ave Maria | Franz Biebl|
|6||04:15||Noel étranger | Louis D’Aquin (David Price)|
|Missa ad praesepe George Malcolm tracks 7-11|
|12||07:00||Variationes super cantilenam | Franz Murschhauser|
|13||04:41||There is a flower | John Rutter|
|14||05:34||O holy night | Adam arr John Rutter|
|15||02:02||On Christmas Night | trad arr Philip Ledger|
|16||01:58||Chorale Prelude on ‘Quem pastores’ | Helmut Walcha (David Price)|
|17||01:58||All this time | William Walton|
|18||03:22||Mary’s Magnificat | Andrew Carter|
|19||02:33||I saw three ships arr David Beeby|
|20||02:14||Tomorrow shall be my dancing day | John Gardner|
|21||04:49||Lully, lulla, thou little tiny child | Philip Stopford|
|22||01:51||The Swallow and the Bells | trad arr Leontovich|
|23||02:02||Resonemus Laudibus | trad arr David Willcocks|