- 1You are the new dayJohn David, arr. Peter Knight
- 2Laudibus in sanctisWilliam Byrd
- 3Ave Verum CorpusPeter Philips
- 4Linden LeaRalph Vaughan Williams
- 5Oculi OminumCharles Wood
- 6O Sacrum ConviviumAdrian Green
- 7The Lord bless you and keep youJohn Rutter
- 8Magnificat in CCharles Villiers Stanford
- 9The Lost ChordArthur Sullivan
- 10SleepEric Whitacre
- 11The day Thou gavest, Lord, is endedC.C. Scolefield
- 12MohrentanzTielmann Susato (Organ: Alexander Norman)
The Lost Chord
Convivium Singers, Alexander Norman
- ConductorAlexander Norman
- OrganistsWill Drakett, Marcus Wibberley, William Baldry, Alexander Norman
- EngineeringKevin Hodgson
- MasteringPeter O'Toole
- EditingAdrian Green
- ProducersDavid Millinger, Brian Moles & Adrian Green
- Creative DirJohn Bevan
- Exec ProducerAdrian Green
The Lost Chord
During 2009 and 2010, Convivium Singers created their first disc: The Lost Chord, a compilation of much-loved choral repertoire sampling a diverse range of British and American music.
Established in July 2009 by Adrian Green and Alex Norman, Convivium Singers is a group of cathedral and college musicians who perform a wide variety of vocal and choral music. They currently comprise singers from The Choirs of Royal Holloway College, Portsmouth Cathedral and York Minster, along with members of music conservatoires in London and Birmingham.The group aims to provide an adaptable ensemble of singers for hire to meet any occasion in (almost!) any location. Convivium’s members include soloists who specialise in opera, music theatre, early music, English song and jazz. From Renaissance masters to contemporary composers, and from madrigals to popular arrangements, the group has a wide repertoire. It also participates in church and cathedral services.
The group has annual engagements in festivals across the UK, with celebrities and well-known musicians including Alan Titchmarsh (Broadcaster), David Price (Master of Choristers, Portsmouth Cathedral), and Rev. Stephen Shipley (Producer, BBC Radio ‘Acts of Worship’).
Alexander Norman (b. 1986) is chiefly known as the co-founder and Artistic Director of the chamber choir Convivium Singers. With the choir, Alex has performed in the UK and abroad, most notably at the festival ‘La Fabbrica del Canto’ in Milan and in the Tolosa International Choral Contest (Spain). His recording of music by the seventeenth century composer Peter Philips (Convivium Singers/Convivium Records) received a five star review in Choir & Organ magazine, being hailed as ‘my find and disc of the year’. Alex also works as a producer for Convivium Records, and has worked with such eminent musicians as Malcolm Archer, Neil Ferris and Hugh Benham. He also enjoys working with amateur choirs.
A graduate in music from Royal Holloway College, University of London, Alex held both organ and bass choral scholarships whilst studying. Alex completed a Masters in Choral Conducting at Birmingham Conservatoire, under the tuition of Paul Spicer (The Finzi Singers), where he studied voice with Henry Herford. As an organist he appears on The Choir of Royal Holloway’s first Hyperion release, ‘Hail, Queen of Heaven’ (sacred choral music by Rihards Dubra) and he accompanied the choir for broadcasts on BBC Radios 2,3 and 4. Alex has given recitals in Coventry and Birmingham Cathedrals and has accompanied The Choir of Royal Holloway in performance at St. John the Divine (New York), Washington National Cathedral, Princeton College Chapel, Yale University, St. George’s Chapel, Windsor and St. Paul’s, Coventry and Chichester Cathedrals. His organ teachers were Alistair Reid and Rupert Gough. Alex is currently Organist of Coventry Methodist Central Hall, and accompanist for the City of Coventry Male Voice Choir and the Half Circle Singers. He teaches the piano at Blue Coat CofE School, Coventry