In June 2017 the Roden Girl Choristers released their second cd: ‘A Song of Trust’
The repertoire consists of the moving and challenging music of Fauré (amongst others: Messe Basse), Britten (Missa Brevis), Mendelssohn, Stanford and others. Click here or here for a sample. Their drive, togetherness and eagerness to pursue quality together can clearly be heard on the Roden Girl Choristers’ new cd.
Document of sound
This cd is a document of sound particularly show-casing the beauty of the British-Anglican church music tradition. The choir is certainly no longer in its infancy. Wonderful to be able to document this. The enchanting acoustics of the Christoforus Church in Schagen with its magnificent Nicholson organ form the ideal conditions for this cd.
The centre of gravity of the programme is formed by two masses: Messe Basse in the lyrical, romantic idiom of Gabriel Fauré and Missa Brevis in the surprising, refreshing writing style of Benjamin Britten. In addition, four compositions by Charles Villiers Stanford play a leading role: A Song of Trust, A Song of Peace and A Song of Wisdom from the Six Bible Songs and the Postludium in D minor for organ. It is also special that we were able to feature two Dutch compositions. The Prayer of St. Richard by Dick Sanderman and the Canticles in G by Sietze de Vries.
The cd was recorded 20 and 21 October 2016 in de RCC in Schagen. The recordings were made by ajdbmultimedia.