New Mass by Nicholas Lane at Corpus Christi, Covent Garden

Nicholas Lane at Corpus Christi's

Nicholas Lane at Corpus Christi's

A new Mass setting, by the organist and composer Nicholas Lane, was performed for the first time in its entirety at Corpus Christi church in Covent Garden, London,  on Sunday,  the Feast of Corpus Christi.

Written in a soaring Renaissance style, reminiscent of Gabrieli or Monteverdi, the Mass was sung by Anna Sandstrom, soprano,  Kathleen Garner, alto,  Alexander Clissold-Jones, tenor, James Davey, bass, with Matt Sandstrom on trumpet and Nicholas Lane on organ.

During the  Mass,  one of the hymns was Sweet Sacrament Divine. Parish priest Fr Alan Robinson reminded the congregation that this most popular hymn, which is sung around the world, was composed at Corpus Christi’s by Fr Francis Stanfield.

The Mass ended with Trumpet Voluntary (aka the Prince of Denmark's March),by Jeremiah Clarke  and an organ extemporisation.  For more information about Masses and other services at Corpus Christi Catholic Church Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, see: /

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