Church choir in Northampton to release CD

The choir at St Matthews Church in Northampton
The choir at St Matthews Church in Northampton

A choir is set to release a new CD of songs recorded in a church in Northampton.

The choir of St Matthew’s Church, in Kingsley, will officially launch its new CD O How Glorious on Sunday, April 26 at 7.30pm.

The present choir consists of mixed boy and girl choristers aged between eight and 18 who attend schools all over Northamptonshire and are supported by a dedicated back row of men and women of all ages.

O How Glorious is the second CD recorded by the choir in two years and contains works from the choir’s main repertoire and which are sung at various points throughout the liturgical calendar.

All of the works are from British-born composers; alongside well-known names such as Herbert Howells, Edward Bairstow and Charles Villiers Stanford, are the more contemporary John Rutter, Bob Chilcott and Grayston Ives.

The disc also features three compositions commissioned by St Matthew’s since 2009, including works written for the Choir of St Matthew’s by the composers David Bednall, David Halls and Philip Stopford.