Music

God and Creation
To celebrate the recent publication of Pope Francis's encyclical on the environment, Laudato Sii, Kevin Mayhew has made a free download of the Damian Lundy hymn of the same name available. For a limited time, a pdf file of the words and sheet music, and an mp3 file of the hymn being performed, can be downoladed free of charge from www.kevinmayhew.com/hymn-of-the-week.html              
The Close Harmony Group of St Ignatius College in Enfield has won the Music for Youth Regional Festival and will be competing at the national final in Birmingham Symphony Hall on 8 July. The singers represented the college in the South East of England heats in Islington, competing against some of the finest young music groups in the UK.This prestigious event is part of an annual festival where young musicians perform across the country with the aim of getting feedback from...
 Music, readings and prayer on 31st March. Piano music by Schubert, Bach/Busoni, and Liszt. Piano: Bobby Chen.
A new work by the renowned Scottish composer, James MacMillan CBE, will be performed for the first time as part of the Ogilvie 400 celebrations in Glasgow.  The Ave Verum has been specially commissioned to mark the 400 years since St John Ogilvie SJ was martyred at Glasgow Cross on 10 March 1615. It will be included in Mass at St Aloysius Church on Sunday 8 March, at which 66 pupils from six Junior Schools will join together to sing the Mass setting dedicated to St Aloysius Gonzaga SJ.“The...
Former Stonyhurst pupil Hugh Wooldridge will be staging a major theatrical event in March to raise money for the Royal Marsden Hospital. The Night of Electric Voices will feature some of the biggest performers from the West End and Broadway at the London Coliseum near Trafalgar Square.Since leaving Stonyhurst College in 1969, Hugh Wooldridge (pictured left) has earned a reputation as one of Britain’s foremost theatre and television directors, writers and stage lighting designers. He currently...
A talented musician from Mount St Mary’s College in Derbyshire has won the Junior Category of the highly prestigious BBC Proms Inspire Young Composer of the Year. The award winning composition by 17-year-old Harry Castle will be performed by professional musicians at this year’s BBC Proms. It will also be broadcast on BBC Radio 3.This year, the BBC Proms Inspire Young Composer of the Year competition attracted hundreds of entries from 12 to 18-year-old composers. It has been running...
"One of the finest organists of our time" will be performing at the Church of the Holy Name in Manchester this Wednesday (9 July). That was how The Organ Magazine described Daniel Moult who will be giving the second recital in the Holy Name's 2014 organ series.Daniel Moult was born in 1973 and was organist and assistant director of music at Coventry Cathedral from 1995 to 2002. He has performed concerts throughout the UK, as well as in Europe and the Far East, and...
Dirty paint brushes in a studio
There are three kinds of performers: The first, while singing a song or doing a dance, are making love to themselves. The second, while performing, are making love to the audience. The third, while on stage, are making love to the song, to the dance, to the drama itself. It's not difficult to discern who the better performer is. The one making love to the song, of course, best honours the song and draws energy from some deeper place.  And he or she does this by entering into and channelling the...
St Aloysius College’s Junior Choir has been awarded the accolade of the best Junior School Choir at the Glasgow Music Festival 2014 following the singers' fantastic performances in the festival at the Royal Concert Hall. The young boys and girls of the Junior Choir came first in their sessions at the Glasgow Music Festival after being awarded an Honours Grade for their performance.The Junior Choir, which is made up of around 100 young Aloysians from P4 – P7, was announced...
Next Monday, 27 January, will be the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp in the Second World War. Holocaust Memorial Day takes place on 27 January each year and the occasion will be marked in Edinburgh by a showing of Holocaust, A Music Memorial Film From Auschwitz at the Lauriston Jesuit Centre. For many prisoners in Auschwitz, music played a unique and precious role. Several orchestras and bands were set up, made up entirely of inmates. Amidst...

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