Portsmouth Cathedral choirs have recently finished some very special recordings.
The first was a joint collaboration with Portsmouth City Council, Portsmouth's D-Day Museum and local choirs. The CD, which is available to buy from the Cathedral, is music dedicated to remembrance and hope, and all profits from the sale of the CD will be donated to ongoing development work at the D-Day Museum.
The second CD recorded was The Ascension album. This is an independent collaboration between 26 year old composer James Dunlop and the Portsmouth Cathedral Choir. This 18 month project is James' debut album and has been funded by the Arts Council England and a crowd funding campaign.
The album features 12 tracks of new contemporary choral music, and Northumbrian Smallpipe performer, Alice Burn, finalist in the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Awards, performs as a soloist with the choir. It features works set to religious text as well as modern contemporary pieces of a melodic, thematic nature.
Ascension has been released with all major digital music stores and streaming services.