Two weeks ago we announced a new anthem and gave Penny Granger, who commissioned it, the opportunity to tell us more about this commission.
Now we have even more information for you, this time from the composer himself, Bill Ives (a.k.a. Grayston Ives).
Read Bill Ives’s comments on this particular commission.
Saturday May 7th ECS had our second rehearsal for our week in York. We went through quite a lot of music, some of it well known, some of it new to ECS singers. One particular piece was so new we actually gave it the first sing-through ever at yesterdays rehearsal!
The piece, ‘Our last awakening’, was written by well known singer, choral director and composer Bill Ives, who writes music under the name Grayston Ives.
We will be performing this piece in York and it will be a world premiere, attended D.V. by both the commissioner and the composer. So we will be doing some more rehearsing on it…
If you would like to know more about the piece, read Penny Granger’s story on this commission.