David Owen Norris to debut new oratorio at Romsey

4 September 2012

David Owen Norris to debut new oratorio at Romsey photo


RENOWNED COMPOSER AND PIANIST David Owen Norris will come to Romsey Abbey on 14 September to debut his new oratorio, Prayerbook.

The oratorio is about ‘Tradition & Change’ and will feature an impressive line-up of musicians including the baritone Peter Savidge, the Waynflete Singers, the boys of New College, Oxford & the Navarra String Quartet, plus up-and-comers Fiona Hymns, soprano, and Over-the-Bridge, the Barber-Shop Quartet from Clare College, Cambridge. David Coram will pay the organ.

The performance will mark the 350th anniversary of the Common Book of Prayer.

‘Quite possibly the most interesting pianist in the world’

David, highly rated by both the national and international press and hailed as ‘quite possibly the most interesting most interesting pianist in the world!’ by the Toronto Globe & Mail, is also a local boy, having lived in Andover for the last 12 years.

Currently, a professor at the University of Southampton, David was organist at the Parish Church for five years and conductor of the Andover Choral Society.

His previous work includes conducting the Waynflete Singers at Winchester Cathedral in their extravaganzas A New Creation & Hallelujah! Mr Handel.

Tickets are available from £10 from the Box Office on 01794 512 987. The performance starts at 7.30pm.

To hear some of David’s music and his accompanying commentary visit > http://www.davidowennorris.com/prayerbook