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Christminster Singers

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Christminster Singers
 
The Christminster Singers are Oxfordshire’s West Gallery choir, and amongst the country’s leading exponents of this robust, vigorous style of singing, which flourished in English country parishes during the 18th and early 19th centuries. They have performed at national festivals, and on BBC television.

The choir’s repertoire, researched by director Dave Townsend, concentrates on material found in manuscript sources from Oxfordshire and Dorset, but also includes some secular pieces, and examples from the parallel American Shape Note tradition. A particular speciality is the music of 18th century Dorset composer William Knapp - we have in fact recorded a whole CD of Knapp's compositions

For more, see www.christminster-singers.org.uk

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Last updated: 14.08.2016