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Even You Song / Frances-Hoad, Petersborough Cathedral Choir


Release Date: 01/19/2018 
Label:  First Hand Records   Catalog #: 61  
Composer:  Cheryl Frances-Hoad
Performer:  David Humphreys
Conductor:  Steven Grahl
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Peterborough Cathedral ChoirSt. Augustine's Junior School ChoirWest Town Primary Academy Choir,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Artist Bettina Furnée and writer Lucy Sheerman have created a choral work based on candid responses from a series of interviews with twelve Peterborough couples about an extended trip to the moon. Excised, edited and rearranged, these form the basis of a new libretto, which reflects the format of Evensong, set to music by Cheryl Frances-Hoad. The première of the work, in February 2017, incorporated digital projections of domestic interiors, captured during the interviews. These images appear in the booklet. Admired for her originality, fluency and professionalism, Cheryl Frances-Hoad has been composing to commission since she was fifteen. Classical tradition (she trained as a cellist and pianist at the Menuhin School before Read more going on to Cambridge and King’s College, London) along with diverse contemporary inspirations including literature, painting and dance, have contributed to a creative presence provocatively her own. ‘Intricate in argument, sometimes impassioned, sometimes mercurial, always compelling in its authority’ (Robin Holloway, The Spectator), her output – widely premièred, broadcast and commercially recorded, reaching audiences from the Proms to outreach workshops – addresses all genres from opera, ballet and concerto to song, chamber and solo music. Read less

Works on This Recording

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Even You Song by Cheryl Frances-Hoad
Performer:  David Humphreys (Organ)
Conductor:  Steven Grahl
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Peterborough Cathedral Choir,  St. Augustine's Junior School Choir,  West Town Primary Academy Choir  ... 
Period: Contemporary 
Written: England 

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