John Rutter the Tewkesbury collection

Tewkesbury Abbey Schola Cantorum
Carleton Etherington organ
Benjamin Nicholas director


For his final recording with the men and boys of Tewkesbury Abbey Schola Cantorum, Benjamin Nicholas has chosen to celebrate Britain’s best-loved living composer, John Rutter. Rather than simply sticking to familiar classics, this programme explores the full range of the composer’s output from The Lord is my shepherd and Lord, thou hast been our refuge to his most recent piece This is the day, written for the marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton. Rutter’s rare communicative gifts are given a special glow by the refulgent acoustic of Tewkesbury Abbey and the choir’s luminous singing.

The CD was chosen as David Mellor's Connoisseur's choice on his Classic fm programme last month and is available from Delphian at or on itunes.

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