Genesis Foundation’s 25th sacred music commission receives premiere at Westminster Cathedral

29 October 2019

Widely recognised as the UK’s leading commissioner of sacred music, the Genesis Foundation’s 25th and latest commission received its premiere performance during Mons. Vladimir Felzmann’s Anniversary Mass at Westminster Cathedral on Thursday 24 October.

The new motet O Lord, thou hast searched me, and known mewas composed by renowned British choral composer Bob Chilcott to celebrate Genesis Foundation’s trustee Mons. Vladimir Felzmann’s 80th birthday and the golden jubilee of his priesthood. The anthem is based on Vladimir’s favourite psalm, Psalm 139.

The choir performing the new work and the communion motet, Byrd’s Ave verum corpus, comprised men’s voices from Westminster Cathedral and six Genesis Sixteen sopranos.

To see the list of the 25 Genesis Foundation sacred music commissions, click here.

To learn more about the 25th sacred music commission, watch the interview below with composer Bob Chilcott.


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