D Lancaster 376Our composer

We are excited to announce that in June 2019 we will be performing a brand new piece composed for us by the winner of our 2017 composition competition, David Lancaster. David won against many outstanding entries in a field of over 80 applicants and was described by the judges as ‘an exciting composer with a truly individual voice’,

Of Trumpets and Angels

David has now started work, taking as his inspiration two of John Donne’s Holy Sonnets from which he has drawn the title of the piece, Of Trumpets and Angels. The sonnets are At the round earth’s imagined corners and Death, be not proud.

We are very much looking forward to working on the piece with David and to performing it in Oxford Town Hall on 29 June 2019.

More about David

To find out more about David and his work go to his website or read his interview with Oxford Harmonic Choir.

The Concert

The new composition will receive its première in the first part of the choir’s summer concert in Oxford Town Hall on Saturday 29 June 2019. Continuing the theme of triumph over death, the second part of the concert will be Mozart’s Requiem.

For more details go to Concerts and to buy tickets go to Tickets.