Cantoris is a chamber choir of 15 members based in Frodsham, Cheshire. It was founded in 2002 by Ken Fayle and Cath Shaw with a view to performing works that would perhaps be beyond the scope of most amateur choirs. The singers are an interesting mix of professional musicians, gifted amateurs and students with the shared aim of performing great choral music to the highest standard we can manage.
The works on this CD are some of the shorter unaccompanied items that Cantoris have performed in concerts in recent years, sacred and profane, serious and silly! Take a look through the track list below to see what I mean.
Locus Iste Anton Bruckner (1824-96)
Ave Maria Anton Bruckner (1824-96)
My bonny lass she smileth Thomas Morley (1557/8-1602)
If ye love me Thomas Tallis (1505-85)
Lord, For Thy Tender Mercy’s Sake John Hilton (1599-1657)
The Blue Bird Sir Charles Villiers Stanford (1852–1924)
Exsultate Justi Lodovico Viadana (1560-1627)
Thou knowest, Lord Henry Purcell (1659-95)
The silver swan Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)
Now is the month of maying Thomas Morley (1557/8-1602)
Ave verum corpus William Byrd (1543-1623)
Never weather-beaten sail Thomas Campion (1567-1620)
My love dwelt in a Northern land Sir Edward William Elgar (1857-1934)
Ave Maris Stella Edvard Hagerup Grieg (1843–1907)
Fair Phyllis John Farmer (1570-1605)
Dum Transisset Sabbatum John Taverner (1490-1545)
Hide not Thou Thy Face Richard Farrant (1530-80)
Bogoroditse Dyevo Sergei Vasilievich Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
If you want to find out what they sound like you can sample the CD on CD Baby by clicking here, and hopefully you'll decide to add the CD, or at least some of the tracks to your collection. Well worth doing!