Highly-praised new album features girl choristers
Johann Christoph Pepusch: Chandos Anthems
In April 2023, Canterbury Cathedral’s girl choristers joined the period instrument ensemble, The Harmonious Society of Tickle-Fiddle Gentlemen, and a lineup of outstanding professional soloists, to make an album of previously unrecorded music by Johann Christoph Pepusch, who was a contemporary and colleague of Handel.
Released on the Accent label in November 2023, the album was featured on BBC Radio 3’s Record Review and Record Review Extra on 21 January 2024 (from 6 minutes).
The album has also been selected as an Editor’s Choice in the January edition of Gramophone Magazine, and has been long listed for the prestigious Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik in the Alte Musik category.
The photograph on this page was taken on the day of the recording, at the church of St Mary the Virgin in Bishopsbourne, just outside Canterbury.