Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical label devoted to presenting high-quality recordings of music of all styles and from all periods from the twelfth century to the twenty-first.
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At the heart of the Abbey Choir’s life are the daily choral services, which provide a link with the Abbey’s monastic heritage. The Choir also plays an important role in the many royal, state and national occasions which take place in the Abbey. Over the centuries some of England’s most illustrious musical figures have been closely associated with Westminster Abbey, among whom Orlando Gibbons (Organist, 1623-5), Henry Purcell (1680-95), and John Blow (1669-80 and 1695-1708) stand out. The Abbey has been the setting for every coronation but two since 1066, and on these and other significant occasions many important musical works have received their first performance. This tradition continues to the present day: recent commissions include works by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Jonathan Harvey and Francis Grier, and most recently the anthem The King and the Robin by Philip Moore, to a text by Andrew Motion.
In additional to fulfilling its many responsibilities in Westminster, the Choir undertakes an extensive programme of concerts and tours, travelling in recent years to the United States, the Far East, Spain, France, Poland, and Russia. The Choir appears every year at the Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music in London and has been invited to participate in other major festivals, including the BBC Proms, the South Bank Centre’s World Voice and Birtwistle Games festivals, the Aarhus International Organ Festival (Denmark), and the opening concert of the Nuremberg International Organ Festival (Germany) in 2004. The Choir broadcasts frequently on national radio and television.