The College choir's new CD, As Sunlight Fills the Waking Day, captures the Choir in thrilling form, singing music from right round the year under the direction of the new Visiting Choral Director, Timothy Brown, and the Organ Scholars. From rousing anthems such 'O thou the central orb', through Christmas carols such as 'There is no rose', Schubert's Mass in G, recorded in the composer's original scoring with strings and organ, May morning Madrigals, new pieces written for the choir by Giles Swayne and Jeremy Thurlow, to jazzy harmonies from the May Balls, this CD will make an ideal gift for Christmas, or for any time of year!
The 2007-08 choir, under the direction of Dominic O'Connor-Robinson and Julian Revie, recorded Deo Gracias in June 2008, and it was released later that year. It includes Haydn's 'Little Organ Mass' and Britten's haunting 'Ceremony of Carols', along with choir favourites such as Rachmaninov's 'Bogoroditsye Dyevo' from the Russian composer's Vespers.
In contrast to the choir's Christmas CD, this one is packed with English choral music: Summer hits and some great romping classics such as Balfour Gardiner's Evening Hymn and Parry's Epic I Was Glad. This CD was recorded by the 02/03 choir and has something for everyone! With nearly 80 minutes of music, you'll want to listen to this again and again, enjoying the journey from the powerful melody's of Like As The Hart to the subtle complexities of Beati Quorum Via. All together this is the perfect CD for anyone wishing to celebrate singing, and all those who wish to Sing for the Morning's Joy!
A CD of Christmas Carols sung by the Choir of Robinson College, released on Sunday 17 June 2001. The choir has gone from strength to strength in recent years, and recorded the CD soon after returning from a very successful tour of Hong Kong. The CD includes well-known favourites such as Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, In Dulci Jubilo, Sussex Carol, Of the Father’s Heart Begotten, Darke’s In the Bleak Midwinter, and Rutter’s The Twelve Days of Christmas, as well as carols by Jeremy Thurlow, William Mathias, and Daryl Runswick, and some seasonal organ music by J.S. Bach and Flor Peeters. There is something to suit everyone’s taste on this CD, and it is the perfect way to get ahead with your Christmas shopping! This CD, packed with 70 minutes of music, can be ordered by contacting the Organ Scholars.