Choir hits top of the chart
The College is thrilled to announce that A New Heaven is number one in the Official Specialist Classical Chart.
On their latest CD release, the Choir of The Queen’s College, Oxford plunges into a world of ‘revelation’, both divine revelation and revelatory visions of earth and heaven. The bulk of the pieces on the recording are inspired by the extraordinary visions of St John, the writer of the Book of Revelation, describing the ravaging of the world through divine judgement, the battles between good and evil, and the world’s eventual remaking as ‘a new heaven and a new earth’ in which death and suffering are no more. The disc features works by composers Sir James MacMillan, Cecilia McDowall, Gabriel Jackson and Queen’s alumni David Bednall and Kenneth Leighton. There are three new commissions, by Phillip Cooke, Toby Young and Marco Galvani, who was a final-year student at Queen’s at the time of recording. The recording is in memory of a Senior Research Fellow at Queen’s, Dr Jackie Stedall, whose own words are set to music by her former colleague, Phillip Cooke.
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