Last night my choral work 'The Lord Is' was performed by the Sarum Consort as part of the London Festival of Contemporary Church Music (LFCCM) under the direction of Alastair Carey. It was a beautiful concert, which took place in St George's Church, Bloomsbury, and was divided into four parts to reflect the life of Christ. The consort performed works by James MacMillan, Howard Skempton, and Herbert Howells amongst others. Also featured in the concert was the fabulous Kin Collective who provided innovative contemporary dance to four of the pieces.
'The Lord Is' was performed in the third section of the evening entitled 'Et resurrexit' and was a setting of Psalm 93:1-4 (NRSV):
1The Lord is king, he is robed in majesty;
the Lord is robed, he is girded with strength.
He has established the world; it shall never be moved;
2your throne is established from of old;
you are from everlasting.
3The floods have lifted up, O Lord,
the floods have lifted up their voice;
the floods lift up their roaring.
4More majestic than the thunders of mighty waters,
more majestic than the waves of the sea,
majestic on high is the Lord!