Wednesday, 10 June 2015

New Russell Hepplewhite piece helps St Cyprian's Singers on their way to NY

Russell Hepplewhite
Russell Hepplewhite
St. Cyprian's Singers, director of music Julian Collings, gave the premiere of a new setting of O Magnum Mysterium by Russell Hepplewhite at a concert on 16 May 2015 at St Cyprian's Church, Clarence Gate, London  NW1 6AX. The concert was being given by the choir as a fundraiser for their tour to New York this summer, and the programme also included Frank Martin's Mass for double choir, and music by Tallis, Sheppard, Bairstow, Howells, Macmillan and Whitacre.

The choir was formed in 2012, mainly from former Oxbridge choral scholars, and provides music for services at St Cyprian's Church. Russell Hepplewhite is the choir's composer in residence. Russell will be best known to readers of this blog as the composer of the wonderful sequence of children's operas for English Touring Opera including the recent Shackleton's Cat and the award-winning Laika the Spacedog.

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