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Established in July 2009 by Adrian Green and Alex Norman, Convivium Singers is a group of cathedral and college musicians who perform a wide variety of vocal and choral music. They currently comprise singers from The Choirs of Royal Holloway College, Portsmouth Cathedral and York Minster, along with members of music conservatoires in London and Birmingham.The group aims to provide an adaptable ensemble of singers for hire to meet any occasion in (almost!) any location. Convivium’s members include soloists who specialise in opera, music theatre, early music, English song and jazz. From Renaissance masters to contemporary composers, and from madrigals to popular arrangements, the group has a wide repertoire. It also participates in church and cathedral services.
The group has annual engagements in festivals across the UK, with celebrities and well-known musicians including Alan Titchmarsh (Broadcaster), David Price (Master of Choristers, Portsmouth Cathedral), and Rev. Stephen Shipley (Producer, BBC Radio ‘Acts of Worship’).
During 2009 and 2010, Convivium Singers created their first disc: a compilation of much-loved choral repertoire sampling a diverse range of British and American music.
Founder of Convivium Singers.
Recorded at Portsmouth Cathedral, September 2009, January & May 2010 by Convivium Singers.
The Lost Chord.
Engineered and edited by Adaq Khan, Adrian Green and Kevin Hodgson.
Produced by Adrian Green, Brian Moles, David Millinger.
01 You are the new day John David arr. Peter Knight (1917-1985) 2.47
02 Laudibus in Sanctis (from Cantiones Sacrae 1591) William Byrd (1540-1623) 5.30
03 Ave Verum Corpus (from Cantiones Sacrae Quinis Vocibus 1612) Peter Philips (1561-1628) 3.00
04 Linden Lea Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958) 2.45
05 Oculi Omnium Charles Wood (1866-1926) 1.44
06 O Sacrum Convivium Adrian Green (solo: Nick Pepin) (b.1985) 3.10
07 The Lord bless you and keep you John Rutter (b.1945) 2.52
08 Magnificat in C Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924) 4.23
09 The Lost Chord Arthur Sullivan (1842-1900) 4.29
10 Sleep Eric Whitacre (b.1970) 5.01
11 The day thou gavest, Lord, is ended (tune: St. Clement, C.C. Scholefield) (solo: Harry Bennett) (1839-1904) 3.22
12 Mohrentanz (from Dansereye 1551) Tielmann Susato (1510/15-1570) 2.31
Total running time 41.31 minutes