Cantica Sacra


Cambridgeshire-based Lydia is a classical composer. In recent years a selection of Lydia’s works has been performed at Ely Cathedral, St. John’s Smith Sq. London, Grosvenor House in London, Norwich Cathedral and the Chapel of Gonville and Caius College in Cambridge. Her string quartet Russian Tableaux was included in BBC Radio 3’s playlist to mark International Women’s Day on 8th March 2015. This album was recorded last summer at St Jude-on-the-Hill, London by the Alumni of the Choir of Clare College Cambridge under the directorship of Graham Ross. The CD was released under the Divine Art label on 13th May this year. A new album of Lydia’s chamber works entitled Concertato was recorded at St. Paul’s Church, New Southgate, London on 27th, 28th and 29th June 2016 and will be released on a date to be confirmed on the Divine Art label. The album is made up of string quartets (The Coachman’s Terror, Dance Sketches, Cantus Planus and Recitativo Arioso + Variations), a duet for cello and double bass (Concertato) and two songs for mezzo-soprano and string quartet (Spellbound and Eldorado).

Tracks : Spectre Of The Maiden Scorned/CanticaSacra/Kontakia/Theotokia

Musicians : Stefan Kennedy and Alexander Walmsley (tenors), Jack Lawrence-Jones and James Proctor (baritones), Joshua Pacey and Christopher Webb (basses), Grace Durham (mezzo-soprano), Kathryn Thomas (flute), Emily Pailthorpe (cor anglais), Sara Trickey (violin), Sarah-Jane Bradley (viola), Katherine Jenkinson (cello), Ben Griffiths (double bass) and Ben Fullbrook (percussion)