St Pancras Canticles: Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis

Toby Young

About the recording

This is a live recording of the world premiere of the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis from the St Pancras Canticles by Toby Young, commissioned for the 2015 Festival. The two movements were first performed on Wednesday 13th May 2015 at St Pancras Parish Church by the Choir of St Pancras Parish Church directed by Christopher Batchelor.

About the composer

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.