New Wells Cathedral choir CD ‘Missa Wellensis’
Our Cathedral Shop is stocking copies of Wells Cathedral Choir’s new CD ‘Missa Wellensis’ launched at a special evensong on Thursday 22 September.
The disc features works by Sir John Tavener, including a Mass written for Wells Cathedral Choir in the last year of the composer’s life. It was premiered by the choir under the direction of Matthew Owens, in May 2014, during the new music wells festival, in the presence of the composer’s widow, Lady Tavener. The disc also features the world premier recording of the Preces and Responses, also written for Wells Cathedral Choir alongside some of Tavener’s finest and best-loved works such as Song for Athene, and his Greek-Orthodox inspired Magnificat and Nunc dimittis.