Already available is Nowell sing we, the title track of Worcester College Choir, Oxford’s second volume of contemporary Christmas pieces. The Choir of Royal Holloway’s November release Hymns to St Cecilia contains the premiere recording of La musique in which the choir is joined by Holloway alumna Dame Felicity Lott. Also due in November is the Gerard Manley Hopkins setting I say that we are wound with mercy, part of Merton College, Oxford’s Marian Collection.
I have been commissioned to write a half-hour piece for choir and orchestra to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Latvian Youth Choir Kamēr… The first performance will be on 25 May 2015 at a special birthday concert at the Latvian National Opera in Riga. The texts will range from the 17th to the 20th centuries, and will also include a specially-written 21st century poem by Kārlis Verdiņš