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Our New CD Is Now Available.

Vaughan Williams – Fair Child Of Beauty  We are excited to announce the release of our brand new disc which is out on the Albion Label. Please click below for full details.  Listen here Disc Review  

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JCS conductor Peter Broadbent awarded the Knight’s Cross of Merit of Hungary

Peter Broadbent, conductor and founding director of the Joyful Company of Singers was awarded the Knight’s Cross of Merit of Hungary by President János Áder for promoting and strengthening British-Hungarian cultural relations. Peter Broadbent has been working tirelessly since the … Continue reading

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Jonathan Harvey – a personal tribute

Elaine Gould, an alto with the Joyful Company of Singers, has been Senior New Music Editor at Faber Music since 1987, in which capacity she has edited the complex and varied scores of many composers, including Jonathan Harvey. Recognised as a … Continue reading

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Roxanna Panufnik

Roxanna Panufnik (born 24 April 1968 in London, UK) is a British composer of Polish heritage. She is the daughter of the composer and conductor Sir Andrzej Panufnik, whose centenary Joyful Company will help celebrate in 2014. Roxanna is currently one of the Vice Presidents of Joyful Company. Since studying composition at … Continue reading

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Lord Berkeley of Knighton

Michael Fitzhardinge Berkeley, Baron Berkeley of Knighton, CBE (born 29 May 1948) is a British composer and broadcaster on music. He currently serves as one of the Vice Presidents of Joyful Company. His father, Lennox Berkeley, was also a gifted composer and is well-represented … Continue reading

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Robert de Pearsall

Author: Peter Broadbent Performance: I Was Glad Robert Lucas Pearsall (the “de” he adopted in Germany was an affectation) was born in Bristol and embarked on a career in the Law. However he went to live in Germany, where he … Continue reading

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Giles Swayne

Author: Peter Broadbent Performance: I Was Glad Giles Swayne is another composer whose gifts were apparent early in life, playing the piano at an early age and composing at the age of ten, encouraged by his cousin Elizabeth Maconchy. His Three Shakespeare … Continue reading

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Gabriel Jackson

Author: Peter Broadbent Performance: I Was Glad Gabriel Jackson is already one of the most recorded and performed composers of his generation. He is known principally for his choral music but that is only one part of his output. However, it was … Continue reading

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Sir Hubert Parry – child prodigy

Author: Peter Broadbent Performance: I Was Glad Sir Hubert Parry was something of a prodigy, being awarded his B.Mus. degree from Oxford University whilst he was still a schoolboy at Eton. Despite the best efforts of his family to channel him into … Continue reading

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Bottesini’s Requiem

In our latest recording for Naxos, the Joyful Company of Singers joined forces with the London Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Tom Martin to record Bottesini’s Requiem. Giovanni Bottesini (1822 – 1899, Italy) was best known as a double … Continue reading

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