The Christ

A double-CD of the premiere performance of Paul Ayres's oratorio, November 2001. Petrus Singers & Ensemble, with soloists Moira Harris, Wills Morgan and Nigel Cliffe, conducted by Steve Jones.

"Ayres has a great appreciation of musical colour, and he uses his resources masterfully to achieve just the right effect... [he] employs musical word-painting effectively and in a manner that lends his writing a fresh and appealing immediacy." The Church Times, 7 December 2001

A privately-commissioned 90-minute oratorio, telling the story of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Scored for choir SATB, three vocal soloists (STB), (optional) children's choir, narrator, strings, organ, percussion and trumpet. Premiered November 2001 by the Petrus Singers & Ensemble, Ealing Youth Choir, Hanwell Children's Choir, Moira Harris - soprano, Wills Morgan - tenor, Nigel Cliffe - bass, Steve Jones - conductor