University of York Chamber Choir

  • Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall, University of York YO10 5DD

University of York Chamber Choir
Ben Horden organ
Peter Seymour conductor

Benjamin Britten  Rejoice in the Lamb

Edward Bairstow  Blessed city, heavenly Salem

Gerald Finzi  Lo, the full final sacrifice

Lennox Berkeley  A festival anthem

Kenneth Leighton  Crucifixus pro nobis

These five pieces of outstanding English choral music are all distinguished by their image-rich texts. The settings of metaphysical poetry by Finzi, Britten and Leighton, all wonderfully imaginative pieces, were commissioned for St Matthew’s Church, Northampton, Chichester Cathedral and New College, Oxford. Berkeley’s undeservedly neglected A Festival Anthem and the incandescent fervour of Barstow’ Blessed City, heavenly Salem complete the programme.

November 28
Organ recital