Directed by Matt Finch
Introduced by John Rutter
2 February 2021 – 27 March 2021
Rehearsals have been completed for this popular event and the final concert takes place on Saturday 27 March at 19.30 GMT/UTC.
If you are not a member of the choir, you can get an audience ticket here (voluntary £5 donation).
We are also taking orders for our professionally mastered CD here on this page.
The Glory of Rutter features 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 begin with a special introduction recorded exclusively for us by John Rutter.
Matt Finch leads 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.
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
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.