The Schola's latest recording, entitled Hodie!, a collection of music for boys voices and harp is now available.
The trebles of the Schola alongside harpist Zita Silva perform a beautiful selection of Christmas music, including Britten's Ceremony of Carols, John Rutter's Dancing Day and works by Richard Allain, Owain Park and Errollyn Wallen. The choir is joined by renowned horn player Richard Watkins for a new arrangement by Jonathan Rathbone of The Twelve Days of Christmas and the CD even features the boys singing in Welsh as they perform the famous lullaby Suo Gan.
Great is the Lord (2021)
Recorded in January 2019, Great is the Lord is a collection of choral music from the British Isles, with music ranging from Henry Purcell to James MacMillan. The moods range from the ceremonial grandeur of Parry's I Was Glad to the reflective beauty of Howell's Like as the hart. The MacMillan is a work written for the Schola in 2014 to celebrate the Vaughan School's centenary and receives its first recording here. The CD also includes a performance of Britten's cantata Rejoice in the Lamb. This CD reached No 6 in the Official Specialist Classical Music Chart on its release in April 2021.
In Paradisum (2020)
Recorded in July 2019, In Paradisum is a collection of music, sacred and secular, chosen to demonstrate the wide-ranging repertoire of the Schola and the variety of settings in which the choir performs. Sacred music by Lotti, Victoria, Rheinberger and others sits alongside music from film soundtracks, including Life of Pi, the Oscar-winning score of which featured the Schola's voices. The CD is the Schola's first recording for the French classical music label Aparté.
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Mendelssohn's Hear My Prayer (2017)
The Schola's latest recording, made in July 2017, is of Mendelssohn's Hear My Prayer, which features treble Aidan Cole as soloist, alongside the Schola and Iestyn Evans as organist. This recording can be purchased only from iTunes. All proceeds from the sales of this recording go to Grenfell Tower charities.
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Fauré Requiem (2016)
The Schola sing alongside the Belgravia Chamber Orchestra in Fauré's magical setting of the Requiem and his beautiful Cantique de Jean Racine. Old Vaughanian Jack Comerford is the baritone soloist in the Requiem.
The CD also contains a recording of Fauré's Messe Basse which features the trebles of the choir whilst the older members of the choir perform Fauré's Ave Maria to complete the disc. The CD is on the Herald Label in association with Aid to the Church in Need and can be purchased from the School (email Schola@cvms.co.uk) or on iTunes.
In Honour of Our Lady (2013)
This recording, a collection of music devoted to the Blessed Virgin Mary, was recorded in Douai Abbey. It contains music ranging from plainchant to James MacMillan, including settings of the Ave Maria by Elgar, Bruckner, Dupré, Saint-Saens, Parsons and Victoria, and a wide selection of other Marian texts set to music by Guerrero, Fauré, Britten, Tavener and others. The CD is on the Herald Label in association with Aid to the Church in Need and can be purchased from the School (email Schola@cvms.co.uk) or on iTunes.