CDs

The choir has released four CDs:

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Into the Stars

A selection of striking new choral music written especially for the Fairhaven Singers.

Price: £14 + p&p

Consisting wholly of commissioned works, this new disc features the tender Ave Maria by choral legend Bob Chilcott, Will Todd’s heartfelt, Gospel-influenced Songs of Peace, two scorching madrigals from Thai-American Somtow Sucharitkul, a vivid anthem from Carl Rütti, two memorable pieces by rising star Thomas Hewitt Jones, an unearthly carol from Joseph Phibbs, and a lilting folksong arrangement by Ralph Woodward. No supporter of the arts will want to be without this ground-breaking and memorable collection of new music.





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Full of Grace: Songs to the Virgin Mary

Featuring a selection of beautiful choral works dedicated to the Virgin Mary, recorded at St. George’s Church, Chesterton in July 2011.

Price: £14 + p&p

A largely meditative programme of Ave Maria settings spanning four centuries also features Brahms’ radiant Marienlieder and offers a distillation of joy and purity – the perfect tonic. It includes works by a wide range of other composers, both well-known and less well-known: Rachmaninov, Bob Chilcott, Stravinsky, Sandstrom, Villa-Lobos, Praetorius and Rautavaara among others. The CD is produced and engineered by the world-famous John Rutter.





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Will Todd: Requiem

Commissioned by Fairhaven Singers, this recording of Will Todd’s Requiem was awarded 5 stars by Choir & Organ Magazine, and an 18 certificate by Aled Jones!

Price: £12 + p&p

This haunting work is both utterly original and eerily familiar, drawing on opera, folk music and plainsong for its inspiration, and revelling in the many gorgeous colours an electric guitar can conjure.





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The Blue Skies that Sparkle

The Fairhaven Singers’ first professional recording features choral gems inspired by the beauty of nature.

Price: £12 + p&p

The popularity of our summer concerts may be partly to do with the riverside serving of strawberries and sparkling wine, but we hope that the repertoire plays a part too, and the music featured on this recording is drawn from those concerts. The pieces we have chosen are connected by their reference to nature, seen in various guises: as lifter of the human spirit, as backdrop to love stories happy and sad, as manifestation of God and, of course, as something beautiful and striking in its own right. For us this music is filled with the atmosphere of summer, and we hope that you find it evocative and warming too. It includes Britten’s Five Flower Songs, and pieces by Elgar, Brahms and other well-known composers, as well as by lesser known and recent composers.