The Choir

Founded in 2017 by director James Fellows and organist Rory Moules, Luceat was established to sing a week-long residency at Peterborough Cathedral.  Designed primarily to give young singers the opportunity to perform in some of Britain's most beautiful spaces, the choir has gone from strength to strength, and now brings together some of the finest young voices in the country.  Many of our members sing in ensembles such as Genesis Sixteen, 24 and hold choral scholarships in the UK's premier collegiate environments. Luceat also counts a number of more experienced professionals among its members, including many current or former lay clerks, who bring a wealth of wisdom and insight to the choir's rich sound. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
In the past year alone, the choir performed a sell-out concert of Handel's Messiah at St Giles' Church in Oxford, undertaken an acclaimed week's long residency at Truro Cathedral, and recorded its first commercial CD, due for release at the end of the year. This recording featured a number of world premières, notably, the first mixed-choir recording of Francisco de Peñalosa's atmospheric Missa Ave Maria Peregrina, alongside a substantial double choir work by the 16th century Bolognese composer Andrea Rota. The choir's specialisms lie largely in the Catholic tradition of polyphony and chant, as well as the rediscovery of earlier works. 

Repertoire

Peterborough 2017

 

Monday 28th August

Tomkins Responses

Walmisley in D Minor

Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace Wesley 

 

Tuesday 29th August

Tomkins Responses

Byrd Second Service

O Worship the Lord Hayes

 

Wednesday 30th August

Tomkins Responses

Howells Collegium Regale

Geistliches Lied Brahms

 

Friday 1st September

Tomkins Responses

Tallis in the Dorian Mode

Nolo mortem peccatoris Morley

 

Saturday 2nd September

Ley A prayer of King Henry VI

Tomkins Responses

Dyson in D

Give unto the Lord Elgar 

 

Sunday 3rd September

Tomkins Responses

Stanford in C (Jubilate)

Te Deum alternatim plainchant with organ

Howells Collegium Regale (G, A)

Sanctus XI

Ubi caritas Duruflé

 

Hear my prayer Purcell

Tomkins Responses

Stanford in A

For Lo! I raise up Stanford

 

 

Peterborough 2018

 

Saturday 11th August

I sat under His shadow Bairstow

Rose Responses

Howells Collegium Regale

The Heavens are telling Haydn

Sunday 12th August

Byrd Mass for Four Voices (G, A)

Sanctus XI

Let all mortal flesh Bairstow

Hymn for St Cecilia Howells

Rose Responses

Stanford in A

Blest Pair of Sirens Parry

Tuesday 14th August

Rose Responses

Jackson in G

Ave Maria Mendelssohn 

Wednesday 15th August

Rose Responses

Stanford in G

Assumpta est maria (A 6) Palestrina

Thursday 16th August

Rose Responses

Howells St Paul's Service

Wie lieblich sind Deine Wohnungen Brahms

 

Friday 17th August

Rose Responses

Byrd Second Service

Versa est in luctum  Lobo

 

 

 

Truro 2019

 

Monday 12th August
Rose Responses
Jackson Evening Service in G
In my Father’s House Stopford

Tuesday 13th August
Rose Responses
Gibbons Second Service
O worship the Lord Hayes

Wednesday 14th August 
Optimam partem elegit Byrd
Rose Responses
Howells Gloucester Service
Ave Maria Mendelssohn

Thursday 15th August
Peñalosa Missa ave maria peregrina
Assumpta est Maria (A 6) Palestrina

Saturday 17th August
If ye love me King 
Rose Responses
Murrill in E 
For Lo! I raise up Stanford 

Sunday 18th August
Dum clamarem ad dominum plainchant
Vierne Messe solenelle
Tantum ergo Widor

I sat down under His shadow Bairstow
Rose Responses
Leighton Colleigum magdalanae oxoniense
Rejoice in the Lamb Britten

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