In Paradisum

These are live recordings of three movements of In Paradisum by Emily Levy. They were performed at St Pancras Parish Church on Saturday 16 May 2015 by The Marian Consort directed by Rory McCleery.

Emily Levy is a singer, songwriter, and composer, originally from London and Oxford but now based in Yorkshire. Her sound is both intimate and dynamic with musical influences ranging from folk and jazz to medieval and flamenco. These starting points, combined with honest and delicate songwriting, create a spellbinding live performance. Emily sings, plays guitar and uses loops and effects to layer live harmonies. Originally classically trained, she now combines this influence with her love of folk, jazz and contemporary music to create a unique vocal style.

The composition of new music for church choirs is in a vigorous, creative phase, and the LFCCM is a worthy champion of all the good work currently going on.

Judith Weir, composer