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Friday, January 03, 2014
Choral singers and directors are invited to join the English Baroque Choir with their MD Jeremy Jackman (former King’s Singer and musical director of EBC, the Cecilian Singers and OSJ Voices) on 8 February to explore John McCabe’s Psalm Cantata. This recent 20-minute work was commissioned by the choir in 2012 in preparation for McCabe’s 75th Birthday in 2014.

‘Scored for soprano and baritone soloists, SATB, with orchestral or organ accompaniment, this work takes us through high drama - “hailstones and coals of fire” – to serenity in The Lord is my Shepherd (Is there such a thing as a Pastorale with backbone? – John has written it). The conclusion is a powerful call for the unity of mankind. The work is full of vibrant textures and colourful portrayal of text, and is an important addition to choral repertoire.’
Jeremy Jackman

With the work under exclusivity until June 2014, this day offers a great opportunity to explore the work and meet the composer. Full details can be found here.

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