Choral Music of Vaughan Williams, Tavener, & MacMillan – Choir of Westminster Abbey, James O’Donnell

June 2, 2023, 9:00 am

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As James O’Donnell bids farewell to the Westminster Abbey Choir to take up a post at Yale University, this album stands as both a fitting testimony to his 23 years as Organist and Master of the Choristers at the Abbey, and as a further demonstration of the magnificent standards the choir regularly achieved during his tenure. From established favorites by Ralph Vaughan Williams and Sir John Tavener, to recent works—including two premiere recordings—by Sir James MacMillan, this is an outstanding program of choral works with strong musical and historical connections to Westminster Abbey, its celebrated choir, and the great State occasions with which it is forever associated.