Luceat Choir

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It’s only Day 3, but today the talented Luceat Choir is having us tapping our toes and reaching for our Christmas jumpers! They recorded Ding Dong! Merrily on High in the chapel of Keble College, Oxford for their Christmas CD Vidimus Gloriam Eius

Initially formed by James Fellows as a Cathedral visiting choir, Luceat’s membership now consists of some of the finest young singers in the country. Members also sing in ensembles such as Genesis Sixteen, the Monteverdi Choir, Ex Cathedra, as well as holding scholarships in the UK’s premier collegiate and cathedral environments. Luceat also counts a number of more experienced professionals among its members, including many current or former lay clerks, who bring a wealth of wisdom and insight to the choir’s rich sound.    

"Being a Choral Scholar, first at University and later at Exeter Cathedral, has shaped my development in more ways I can say. Not only has the position provided me with the perfect space and opportunity to hone my skills as a musician, but also to further my own development as an individual in my own right. Without growth in this capacity, I am sure my character would be all the weaker for it, and remain ever grateful for my time as a Choral Scholar; for the lessons learned, opportunities granted, and lifelong friendships made."

Daniel Maw, former choral scholar and current GDL student at The University of Law

Their Christmas CD is dedicated to the courageous staff of the NHS, who have selflessly placed themselves in harm's way on the frontlines of the pandemic, in an effort to preserve human life. The recorded lessons are largely read by members of the Oxford Vaccine Group, who devised the widely utilised ChAdOx1 vaccine, as part of this effort and the disc is in aid of the Unicef Covax Vaccine Equity Scheme. You can buy the CD from the Luceat website.


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