Convivium Singers: The Lost Chord


Choral music performed by Convivium Singers, directed by Alexander Norman.

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About this release

During 2009 and 2010, Convivium Singers, directed by Alexander Norman, created their first disc: The Lost Chord, a compilation of much-loved choral repertoire sampling a diverse range of British and American music.

About the artists

Alexander Norman

Alexander Norman is Director of Music at Holy Trinity Church, Coventry. He holds a Master of Music degree from Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, where he studied Choral Conducting with Paul Spicer. Before this, Alex was an undergraduate student and organ scholar at Royal Holloway College. He accompanied the Chapel Choir for weekly services and Broadcasts on BBC Radio 2 and 3 (Choral Evensong). Alex also accompanied recording of music by Rihards Dubra on the Hyperion label.

He has played the organ for the choir in many prestigious cathedrals and churches. These include Evensongs at St. Paul’s Cathedral (London), St. George’s Chapel (Windsor), Washington National Cathedral and St. John the Divine Cathedral (New York). In addition, Alex has given organ recitals at Birmingham and Coventry Cathedrals as well as in local churches. He studied the organ with Rupert Gough and Alistair Reid.

During his time as Artistic Director of Convivium Singers, Alex was producer on a number of recordings for Convivium Records. These include albums of choral music by Malcolm Archer and Margaret Rizza. Alex also conducted on a CD of music by the late Renaissance composer Peter Philips.

He directed the ensemble at the Tolosa International Choral Contest and at festivals in Italy, Sardinia and the Czech Republic. He subsequently returned to Tolosa in October 2018 to conduct Convivium Singers at the 50th Anniversary of the Choral Contest.

Alexander Norman founded the Charpentier Ensemble in 2015 to explore vocal music of the Baroque Era. This involves some of the rising stars of the early music scene.

Convivium Singers

Convivium Singers is an award-winning, critically acclaimed choral ensemble. They provide opportunities for young singers at the early stages of performing careers. In addition, talented musicians who have chosen not to pursue careers in music form part of the ensemble. Above all, the ensemble specialises in performing and recording sacred and secular music by living European and American composers. BBC Radio 3’s ‘CD Review’ recently described them as ‘an extraordinarily good choir to listen to’. Read more

CD Booklet
  • You Are The New Day - John David
  • Laudibus In Sanctis - William Byrd
  • Ave Verum Corpus - Peter Philips
  • Linden Lea - Ralph Vaughan Williams
  • Oculi Omnium - Charles Wood
  • O Sacrum Convivium - Adrian Green
  • The Lord Bless You And Keep You - John Rutter
  • The Lost Chord - Arthur Sullivan
  • Magnificat In C - Charles Villiers Stanford
  • Sleep - Eric Whitacre
  • The Day Thou Gavest Lord Is Ended - Clement Scholefield
  • Mohrentanz - Tielmann Susato
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Catalogue Number: CR002

Choir Convivium Singers
Conductor Alexander Norman

Photography Various
Engineering Adrian Green
Mastering Peter O’Toole
Producer Adrian Green
Creative Director John Bevan
Executive Producer Adrian Green

Recorded 9 September 2009, 15 January, 14 May, 2010
Venue Portsmouth Cathedral
Total Duration 42 mins

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