Shaun Turnbull will play the organ Partita on ‘Stuttgart’ as the concluding voluntary following Choral Evensong in Blackburn Cathedral on Sunday 11th January at 4pm. ‘Stuttgart’ is the tune most readily associated with the Epiphany hymns ‘Bethlehem, of noblest cities’ and ‘Earth has many a noble city’, and in some churches it is also sung to the Advent hymn ‘Come thou long expected Jesus’.
The first public performance of the ʻPartita on Psalm 136ʼ will be given by Shaun Turnbull, Assistant Director of Music, during the 1pm lunchtime organ recital in Blackburn Cathedral on Wednesday 7th January 2015.
In 2014 Andrew Robinson commissioned a fauxbourdon setting of the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis which will be given its first performance during Choral Evensong by the choir of St Giles Church Durham on Sunday 18th January 2015.
The choir of St Gilesʼ Church Durham sang ʻA Christmas Lullabyʼ during their Carol Service on Sunday 21st December conducted by Andrew Robinson by whom it was commissioned in 2013.
ʻThe Tree of Lifeʼ was sung at the conclusion of the Advent Carol Service on Sunday 30th November by the boys and men of Bradford Cathedral Choir under their Director of Music, Alexander Woodrow, and again on Tuesday the following week at Choral Evensong.