Choral society to perform after releasing debut CD

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Aylesbury Choral Society will perform music from the 16th and 17th centuries at St Mary’s Church on Saturday from 7.30pm.

The concert will also include a selection of Christmas carols and is eagerly anticipated after this month the group released its own CD.

A spokesman for the choral society said: “Aylesbury Choral Society has released its first-ever CD – a collection of 18th and 19th

century Georgian anthems, some of which have never been recorded before.

“Exceeding Glad”was recorded over one weekend in July at St John The Evangelist Church in Whitchurch with the choir accompanied by Oxford’s Fridewide Ensemble,an early music orchestra of national repute, and Aylesbury organist Colin Spinks.

“Conducted by Peter Leech, the CD includes music by George Frideric Handel Coronation Anthem No 2, Thomas Linley Song of Moses, Samuel Wesley

Missa di Spirito Sancto, Thomas Attwood I Was Glad and William Croft Rejoice In The Lord O Ye Righteous.

“The CD is expected to get a national release on a major classical music label. There are 16 tracks in total.

2Copies of the CD can be obtained, price £12, by telephoning 01296 640221.

“In Dulce Jubilo”, Aylesbury Choral Society’s next concert is on Saturday December 8 at St Mary’s Church, Aylesbury, starting at 7.30pm.

“This is a programme of Renaissance choral works from the 16th and 17th centuries, principally by Giovanni Gabrieli who died 400 years ago in 1612. Music by Hans Leo Hassler and Michael Pretorius will also be featured.

“Accompanying the choir is Canzona, an early music orchestra which has played at most of the leading classical music venues in the UK including St John’s Smith Square, the Royal festival Hall and Magdalen College, Oxford.”

For more details visit www.aylesburychoral.org.uk