With cellist Richard May and organist Richard Johnson
Exultate Singers gives the UK premiere of a new setting of the Magnificat and Nunc dimittis, commissioned from Roxanna Panufnik, as part of the London Festival of Contemporary Church Music. The programme includes Francis Grier's moving Sword in the Soul and music for choir and cello featured on the choir's new CD recently released on the Naxos label - Knut Nystedt's Stabat Mater, John Tavener's Svyati and Roxanna Panufnik's All Shall Be Well, which Exultate Singers commissioned in 2009.
Saturday 19th May 2012 at 7.30pm
Pre-concert talk with Roxanna Panufnik and Oliver Condy (Editor of BBC Music Magazine) at 6.45pm
St Pancras Parish Church, Euston Road, London NW1 2BA
Nearest Tube - Euston/Euston Square/St Pancras
Roxanna Panufnik Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis (first UK performance)
Knut Nystedt Stabat Mater
Roxanna Panufnik All Shall Be Well
John Tavener Svyati
Francis Grier Sword in the Soul
Richard May - cellist
As one of Britain's most outstanding cellists of his generation, Richard May is a former String Section winner of BBC TV Young Musician of the Year Competition, and has since enjoyed an international career as soloist, chamber musician and teacher. He has performed most of the major concertos with orchestras including Basel Symphony, Ulster and BBC Philharmonic, and has given recitals, broadcasts and masterclasses throughout Europe, America, South Africa and Asia, including appearances at Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, South Bank, Barbican and at festivals in Salzburg, Berlin and Aldeburgh. A recital in Basel of Bach Suites gained critical acclaim for "absolute perfection and virtuosity". He is an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music.
Adults £15, concessions £10
Tickets available on the door from 6.30pm