Album Review

Posted: Thursday 10th November 2005
Share this:

Anthems for the 21st Century – Choir & Organ

For the choir’s 25th anniversary ten composers were asked to write an anthem that could look beyond the liturgy to appeal to our multi-cultural society. It’s an interesting and variable collection and I wholeheatedly applaud the concept. Will Todd’s appealing Angel Song II, Jeremy Filsell’s Mysterium Christi and Philip Moore’s I saw him standing are particularly memorable. Ward Swingle’s tuneful Give us this day is bound to be popular. Two non-commissions -Jonathan Dove’s Bless the Lord, O my Soul and MacMillan’s Chosen – are outstanding. The choir sings with feeling and perception – the MacMillan is superb.  

Ian Coleman
Choir & Organ