From the Jordan to the desert

Kathryn Rose

About the recording

This is a live recording of the hymn From the Jordan to the desert (tune name Harringey) by Kathryn Rose. It was performed on Saturday 16 May 2015 at St Pancras Parish Church by the Choir of St Pancras Parish Church directed by Christopher Batchelor and accompanied on the organ by Michael Waldron.

About the composer

Kathryn Rose was born in Saskatchewan, Canada, and studied music from the age of four. In London she studied horn with Stephen Stirling at Trinity College of Music. Kathryn is organist at St Andrew’s Leytonstone, where several of her works for smaller choirs have been sung; other churches that have used her music include St John’s Edinburgh, St Mary’s Addington, St Paul’s Woldingham and St Chad’s, Chadwell Heath. In 2014 her work was selected for inclusion in a songbook, “Sing For Our Planet”. Kathryn has a keen interest in liturgy and accessibility.