The Dawn of Grace - Music for Christmas / Dawes, Somerville College Choir Oxford

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Oxford’s Somerville College Choir under its director Will Dawes presents this compelling new program of seasonal choral works solely by female composers from across the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, and including no fewer than eleven world premieres. This wide-ranging selection of repertoire reflects Somerville’s unique role as the only non-denominational college chapel at Oxford, as well as remaining true its founding principle of enabling women. Together these works tell a different story of the nativity but also of the times we live in, when diversity and equality capture the spirit not only of Christ, but Christmas itself.



Product Description:


  • Release Date: November 18, 2022


  • Catalog Number: RES10310


  • UPC: 5060262793428


  • Label: Resonus Classics


  • Number of Discs: 1


  • Period: Contemporary


  • Composer: Abbie Betinis, Judith Bingham, Kerensa Briggs, Sarah Cattley, Pamela Decker, Jeanne Demessieux, Cheryl Frances-Hoad, Tamsin Jones, Joanna Marsh, Cecilia McDowall, June Nixon, Yshani Perinpanayagam, Sarah Quartel, Shruti Rajasekar, Ghislaine Reece-Trapp, Anna Semple, Errolyn Wallen, Judith Weir, Janet Wheeler


  • Conductor: Will Dawes


  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Somerville College Choir, Oxford


  • Performer: Luca Morgante