In Brightness Arrayed

St Peter’s Singers are thrilled to announce the first performance of an exciting new work by the brilliant and highly-respected composer Philip Moore. Tu es Petrus – a setting of words spoken by Christ to St Peter - was commissioned by the choir as part of their 40th anniversary celebrations and will be sung for the first time at their recital in Leeds Minster at 5.30pm on Sunday 24th June.

Book-ended by two fine Edwardian anthems, this programme is full of new and nearly new works written in our own lifetimes, some well-known, some less familiar.

Pride of place goes to Philip Moore’s Tu es Petrus, commissioned by St Peter’s Singers for their 40th Anniversary and receiving its first performance ever.

Picking Fruit on the Feast of Transfiguration, written by Matthew Oglesby and Hannah Stone - two members of St Peter’s Singers – receives its second performance, and whets our appetites ahead of the forthcoming first performance in October of their visionary Penthos Requiem.

Judith Bingham’s Touch’d by heavenly fire, with its virtuoso organ part, completes the triptych of 21st century works.

Maurice Duruflé’s classic, terse Four Motets (1960), and Arvo Pärt’s dreamy Magnificat (1989) – are now well-known and deservedly popular.