Tag Archives: English Choral Music

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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Holst

Our last recording under the baton of Richard Hickox, this disc features The Perfect Fool, The Golden Goose, The Morning of the Year and The Lure, accompanied by BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

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Malcolm Williamson

“Malcolm Williamson’s choral output has been sparingly covered on CD so this new recording by NAXOS is very welcome. Doubly so as it features the excellent Joyful Company of Singers under Peter Broadbent, one of Europe’s leading chamber choirs. This … Continue reading

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Vaughan Williams

JCS performs the “Garden of Proserpine”, a work which waited 112 years for a public performance. The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and JCS gave that at the English Music Festival in 2011, as well as recording it. “More mouthwatering discoveries,played with … Continue reading

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