Tag Archives: July

Song for St. Therese

My latest piece has been wrapped up and sent to its commissioner, Devon County Junior Choir. Written for a July evensong in Exeter Cathedral which coincides with the 2012 Majesty Flower Festival, I was drawn to the idea of nature as a reflection of God’s love and a metaphor for His power. Bringing passages from across the Old Testament together with the words of St. Therese of Lisieux, the “Little Flower of Jesus”, I explored this theme through folk-inspired modalities.

It is written for SSA with keyboard accompaniment, intended for junior choir but equally suitable for an all-female chorus. You can see a sample of the score in my Portfolio. Catch the first performance at evensong in Exeter Cathedral on Saturday 7th July 2012.

Devon County Junior Choir

Amidst the musical frenzy of Christmas – carolling and concerts everywhere – I met with the musical director of Devon County Junior Choir. The choir will be singing a special evensong in Exeter Cathedral in July 2012 and I am delighted to have been asked to write a new anthem for the service.

Next step… choose a text!