A new CD featuring beautiful Christmas music from the choristers of Belfast Cathedral is now available to enjoy over the festive season.
The CD Born on a New Day is directed by Master of the Choristers David Stevens and features the Cathedral Girls’ Choir and Lay Clerks singing many seasonal favourites as well as some less well known choral Christmas songs.
The singing is all unaccompanied which is quite unusual but makes for a very pure sound.
There are 17 tracks on the album. They include Once in royal David’s city; The Holly and the Ivy; Ding dong! merrily on high; Sleep, Holy Babe; and Taverner’s The Lamb.
This is the first CD to be released by the Choir of St Anne’s since the arrival of Mr Stevens as Master of the Choristers in 2012. Since then the Cathedral’s Music Department has been extended and now has a Girls’ Choir, Lay Clerks and Scholars; a Boys’ Choir and a Junior Girls’ Choir.
Speaking at the launch of the CD on Monday December 11, Grace Cunningham, a member of the Girls’ Choir, said: “I am so excited that the CD is out. There was so much work went into it and now hearing all the songs I am really impressed.”
Born on a New Day was recorded in St Anne’s Cathedral last June. It is available in the Cathedral Gift Shop at a price of £12 or to order a copy please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 028 9032 8332.