St Pancras Canticles

These are live recordings of two movements of St Pancras Canticles by Toby Young. They were performed at St Pancras Parish Church on Wednesday 13 May 2015 by The Choir of St Pancras Parish Church directed by Christopher Batchelor.

The Magnificat and the Nunc Dimittis together comprise The St Pancras Canticles. The work was commissioned for LFCCM 2015.

Toby Young is a composer from London. He studied composition with Robin Holloway at Cambridge whilst also being a choral scholar in the prestigious King’s College Chapel Choir. Since winning numerous competitions, most notably the International ABRSM Composition Competition (2009) and the Guardian/BBC Proms Young Composer of the Year (2006 and 2008), Toby has been much in demand, both in the UK and abroad, with works being performed at numerous prestigious venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, Sadlers Wells, and the Cadogan Hall, by renowned ensembles and orchestras including the London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Academy of Ancient Music, Fretwork, Britten Sinfonia, CHROMA and Endymion Ensemble, and many choirs including the choirs of King’s College, Cambridge, New College Oxford, Westminster Abbey and the BBC Singers.

‘Sing to the Lord a new song’… since 2002 the London Festival of Contemporary Church Music has been commissioning new songs for the church to sing, breathing new life into the ancient traditions of church music.

Reverend Anne Stevens, Vicar of St Pancras