Cappella Gloriana's latest CD Channel Crossings bridges French and English, Renaissance and Twentieth Century music.
SAN DIEGO, California -- November 4, 2001 -- Old King Cole Productions is proud to announce the release of a new CD by Cappella Gloriana, San Diego's premiere a cappella choral ensemble. Founded in 1996 by co-directors Virginia Sublett and Stephen Sturk, Cappella Gloriana performs the finest and most demanding choral literature from the Tudor period to the present day. Channel Crossings is the first commercial recording to document the work of this outstanding choral ensemble.
The CD pairs five English Tudor anthems by Orlando Gibbons, Thomas Tallis, Adrian Batten and William Byrd with four French chansons by Pierre Passereau, Claudin de Sermisy, Pierre Certon and Clément Janequin, interspersing "Choral Dances" from Gloriana by Twentieth Century English composer Benjamin Britten and Quatre motets sur de thèmes grégoriens by Britten's French contemporary Maurice Duruflé. Also included are the haunting "O Sacrum Convivium" by the late avant-garde composer Olivier Messiaen, and Kyrie by composer Philippe Lierdeman of the current generation, written especially for Cappella Gloriana.
OLD KING COLE PRODUCTIONS is a San Diego-based company founded in 1997 to expose and promote new and experimental music on staggeringly original CDs. Visit the company's Web site at http://www.oldkingcole.biz/ for more information about its catalog.
CAPPELLA GLORIANA features some of the most accomplished singers in San Diego. As individuals, they have performed and recorded with major opera companies, ensembles and orchestras throughout the world. Members of Cappella Gloriana have performed individually with the Waverly Consort, the Philharmonia Baroque, and the Los Angeles Opera, among others. Co-director Stephen Sturk, a nationally recognized composer in his own right and director of the Juilliard Singers at The Juilliard School of Music from 1980 - 1983, has had a wide-ranging career that has included singing on the soundtrack for the Disney animated feature Beauty and the Beast and performing with Steve Reich and Musicians. Co-director Virginia Sublett currently is Artist in Residence at the bi-national San Diego - Tijuana New Music Festival and she has performed with groups as diverse as the Handel and Haydn Society of Boston, New York City and Los Angeles operas and L'Opéra de Nice.
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