The Exon Singers celebrated their 50th anniversary in 2016 . The day the choir was founded will have a special resonance for supporters of the England football team – 30 July 1966!
The Exon Singers many supporters have without doubt had a more enjoyable time over the intervening years than those who support our national football team – the choir not only regularly performs the great choral works of Tallis, Byrd , Victoria, Pergolesi and works such as Brahms’s Requiem , they have received considerable recognition for their commitment to commissioning new works from some of today’s most exciting composers – Brian Chapple, Gary Davison, Joseph Phibbs, Richard Allain, David Briggs, Grayston Ives, Francis Jackson, Gabriel Jackson, Howard Skempton, Philip Moore, Philip Wilby, Matthew Martin and Robin Holloway.
To celebrate the choir’s 50 years of music making and its 50th Festival, they have recorded a new CD of music commissioned by them for Choral Evening Prayer; ‘Before the Ending of the Day’.
|1. Skempton: Ave Virgo sanctissima|
|2. Wilberforce: Preces|
|3. Martin: Te lucis ante terminum|
|4. Jackson: Te lucis ante terminum|
|5. Briggs: Psalm 121: I will lift up mine eyes|
|6. Goodenough: Psalm 133: Behold how good and joyful a thing it is|
|7. Jackson: A Hymn to God the Father|
|8. Chapple: Safe where I cannot lie yet|
|9. Holloway: Splendour of the Father’s Glory|
|10. Burton: Magnificat|
|11. Young: The Lord’s Prayer|
|12. Phibbs: Salve Regina|
|13. Jackson: Ave Maria|
|14. Treseder: O Virgo splendens|
|15. Wilberforce: My Soul, there is a country|
|16. Bednall: Fanfare – Processional|