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    All the World Tonight Rejoices released 26th November 2021
    Contemporary Christmas music | Truro Cathedral Choir directed by Christopher Gray

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    Catalogue Number: REGCD560

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    All the World Tonight Rejoices
    Contemporary Christmas music
    Truro Cathedral Choir, Andrew Wyatt organ
    directed by
    Christopher Gray

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    A unique Christmas album for 2021. In May of this year, the boys, girls, lay vicars and choral scholars of Truro Cathedral Choir, under its director, Christopher Gray, embarked on recording a full-length album – possibly the first UK cathedral choir to do so since national lockdown began in 2020. It was made under social distancing conditions, and Truro Cathedral Choir rose enthusiastically to the occasion, their musicianship and creativity shining through while meeting the evolving challenges of the pandemic.

    ‘The choristers shine in this soothing programme.’ ★★★★ BBC Music Magazine Christmas 2021

    ‘All the World Tonight Rejoices gathers together contemporary Christmas music for mostly unaccompanied choir and delivers that vital sense of mystery and anticipation...as well as a sure sense of a cohesive album ‘sound’. This choir has always punched above its weight and this album... maintains standards with confident, stylish, text-led singing.’ Gramophone Christmas Edition 2021

    ‘All the pieces, including those I’ve not specifically mentioned, are very good contributions to the Christmas repertoire and we can only congratulate Truro Cathedral for their collective foresight in encouraging so strongly the composition of new pieces. Congratulations, too, to Christopher Gray and his excellent choir who perform the music with skill and commitment.’ John Quinn MusicWeb, December 2021

     

    Critical comment regarding previous releases


    ‘...perfectly blended and balanced... a deeply impressive disc expertly steered by Christopher Gray. Bravo Truro! ’ Gramophone

    ‘It is hard to imagine these works performed better.’ American Record Guide

    ‘..uniformly excellent performances.’  BBC Music Magazine

    People, look east – Peter Tranchell arr Peter Marchbank b    3:30
    Nowell sing we – Gabriel Jackson g    2:06
    Once in royal David’s city – H J Gauntlett, arr Philip Stopford b    3:46
    The bells of the city of God – Alexander Campkin*g    4:53
    I sing of a maiden – Julian Philips b    3:38
    While Mary slept – Helena Paish*g    4:14
    Infant holy – Becky McGlade*b    3:24
    Coventry Carol – Richard Allain g    4:04
    The Magi’s Dream – James Whitbourn b    3:20
    In the bleak midwinter – Becky McGlade g    4:11
    There is no rose – Russell Pascoe*b    3:31
    I sing of a maiden – Neil Cox*g    3:23
    The dawn of redeeming grace – Judith Bingham Organ solo     5:28
    All my heart this night rejoices – Richard Shephard*b    3:08
    I sing of a maiden – Russell Pascoe*g (Piano: Christopher Gray)     2:54
    Away in a manger – William J Kirkpatrick, arr Gary Cole b    2:56
    Illuminare, Jerusalem – Judith Weir g    2:27
    All the world tonight rejoices – Sasha Johnson Manning *b    3:50
    Variations on ‘Greensleeves’ – David Briggs Organ solo     8:23


        b denotes Truro Cathedral Choir with its boy choristers
        g denotes Truro Cathedral Choir with its girl choristers                                            
        * First recording

    Total playing time: 73:00

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