The Eton Choirbook and its Legacy of Sacred Music to receive its Scottish premiere at The Cumnock Tryst 2018

2 October 2018

Programme includes Genesis Foundation commissions by Sir James MacMillan, Philip Cooke, Marco Galvani and Joseph Phibbs

No fewer than four Genesis Foundation commissions will make their Scottish debuts on Sunday 7 October 2018 when The Eton Choirbook and its Legacy of Sacred Music is performed at the Cumnock Tryst Festival.

The Eton Choirbook and its Legacy of Sacred Music received its world premiere performance earlier this year at Eton College Chapel. Devised by long-term Genesis Foundation partner Harry Christophers, the programme combines music from the Eton Choirbook with new compositions that use texts from the Eton Choirbook.

The composers commissioned for this programme are Sir James MacMillan and three younger composers he has mentored Phillip Cooke, Marco Galvani and Joseph Phibbs.

Harry Christophers and The Sixteen are again the performers, and thanks to support from the Genesis Foundation, they return to Cumnock Tryst for the fifth year running. The festival was founded by MacMillan to bring some of the world’s greatest musicians to a rural part of Scotland ill served by cultural organisations.

The album of The Eton Choirbook and its Legacy of Sacred Music performed by Harry Christophers and The Sixteen is released on 2 November 2018.

This year’s Cumnock Tryst Festival runs from 4 – 7 October 2018, see the full programme here.

For more information on Genesis Foundation’s partnership with The Sixteen, click here.

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