Patterson's Gloria selected for RPS Encore Choral

29 June 2015

RPS Encore Choral 2015

Paul Patterson’s Gloria (Op. 21) is one of seven contemporary gems of British choral music to have been selected for broadcast and live performance across the UK in 2016/17, as part of the Royal Philharmonic Society’s ENCORE Choral.

ENCORE Choral aims to help re-discover and increase the profile of hidden or ‘lost’ choral works by some of the UK’s most distinguished composers. The selected works and composers were announced live on BBC Radio 3’s ‘The Choir’ programme on Sunday 28 June 2015.

The seven selected works are as follows:

Robert Saxton Five motets – written 2003; last performed 2003
Robin Holloway Christmas Carol – written 2002
Jonathan Lloyd Mass – written 1983; last performed 1992
Paul Patterson Gloria – written 1972; last performed 2005
Oliver Knussen Frammenti da ‘Chiara’ – written 1986; last performed 1986
David Matthews The Company of Lovers – written 1980/1983; last performed 1992
Jonathan Little Kyrie – written 2005; last performed 2007

For further information on the announcement, visit the RPS online HERE