We have always championed new music and our library has an enviable selection of 20th-century works.
In The 21st Century
- We opened our Advent 2018 concert with John Tavener's 2011 composition 'They are all gone into the world of light', as our tribute to the fallen in World War I
- Organised composition competitions with entries from around the world in 2011 and 2016.
- The 2011 winner was Owain Park with Time was.
- The 2016 winner was Kristen Halstead with Dans l’azur.
- We commissioned Birds by Sally Beamish in 2006 and Puer natus est nobis by Robert Sherlaw Johnson in 2000.
- Click below to hear the première of Dans l’azur.