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  1. 1You are the new day
    John David, arr. Peter Knight
  2. 2Laudibus in sanctis
    William Byrd
  3. 3Ave Verum Corpus
    Peter Philips
  4. 4Linden Lea
    Ralph Vaughan Williams
  5. 5Oculi Ominum
    Charles Wood
  6. 6O Sacrum Convivium
    Adrian Green
  7. 7The Lord bless you and keep you
    John Rutter
  8. 8Magnificat in C
    Charles Villiers Stanford
  9. 9The Lost Chord
    Arthur Sullivan
  10. 10Sleep
    Eric Whitacre
  11. 11The day Thou gavest, Lord, is ended
    C.C. Scolefield
  12. 12Mohrentanz
    Tielmann Susato (Organ: Alexander Norman)

The Lost Chord

Convivium Singers, Alexander Norman

  • Catalogue
    CR002
  • Composer
    Various
  • Conductor
    Alexander Norman
  • Organists
    Will Drakett, Marcus Wibberley, William Baldry, Alexander Norman
  • Engineering
    Kevin Hodgson
  • Mastering
    Peter O'Toole
  • Editing
    Adrian Green
  • Producers
    David Millinger, Brian Moles & Adrian Green
  • Creative Dir
    John Bevan
  • Exec Producer
    Adrian 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.

Convivium Singers

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

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