The Glory of Rutter – introduced by John Rutter
2 February 2021 – 20 February 2021
Directed by Matt Finch
Following the huge success of our online Mozart Requiem – which attracted over 1000 singers from all over the world – our next project will feature the music of John Rutter. The cost is £29.95 (about$40)
Join our online choir and orchestra to sing Rutter’s joyous Gloria and two of his most popular short works – ‘For the Beauty of the Earth’ and ‘The Lord Bless you and Keep You’. Rehearsals will begin with a special introduction recorded exclusively for us by John Rutter.
Matt Finch will lead two weeks of rehearsals which will cover all the movements of the work in separate sectional rehearsals and then all together. There is no need to sing in silence – there will be a backing choir and an organ accompanist to practice with – later on – an orchestra!
Singers need to provide their own music. Rutters Gloria and the two anthems: ‘For the beauty of the Earth’ and ‘The Lord Bless you and Keep You.’ are published by Oxford University Press (OUP) and readily available online and in music shops. The approximate cost of all three pieces is £15.00 in total.
Once we are all familiar with the music, singers will be invited to record themselves at home and send in the result for inclusion in a brand new recording. We shall then perform the work together at a concert on 20 February.
Many of you will be very familiar with John Rutter’s music; if you don’t already know his Gloria you are in for a treat. You can find an excerpt here from a performance in Carnegie Hall on YouTube. The whole piece is also available to listen to on YouTube and Spotify