Music for a Summer’s Evening with The Choir of All Saints’ Northampton
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A summer evening of choral music is planned at St George’s Basilica in Victoria, Gozo, later this month, with a concert by The Choir of All Saints’ Northampton, UK.
All Saints’ Church Northampton, has one of the finest parish church choirs in the UK, and has proud musical tradition stretching back over 800 years.
The choirs today sing at least three choral services each week, and it said, plays a leading role in youth education in the county.
The choir said that recent years have seen them touring in Austria, Denmark, and the USA, recording several CDs, and taking a leading role in commissioning new music. The choir coming on tour to Gozo and Malta consists of just over 30 youngsters; most of who are under the age of 18.
They will be directed by Jem Lowther. Born in 1991, Jem trained as a musical scholar at Eton College and an Organ Scholar at Oxford University, where he received a first class degree in Music.
Age 19 he spent a year working as an organist in the USA, holding positions in New York & Washington DC. He has been the Director of Music at All Saints’ for two years.
The concert, which is taking place on Friday, the 28th of July, gets underway at 7.30pm and will last approximately 45 minutes. The programme is as follows:
Stanford – O for a closer Walk with God
Stanford – Song of Wisdom
Ireland – Greater Love
Rutter – The Lord Bless You & Keep
Wesley – Blessed be the God & Father
Parry – Long Since in Egypt’s Plenteous Land
Mendelssohn – Hear my prayer / O for the wings of a Dove.