The Festival Eucharist will be celebrated at 10.15am on Sunday 13 May. This year’s setting will be Jonathan Dove’s Missa Brevis and the Celebrant is Fr Nigel Prior. The Mayfield Parish Church Choir will also sing the Anthem Ave Verum by Colin Mawby.
Jonathan Dove’s Missa Brevis was originally commissioned by the Cathedral Organists’ Association in 2009 and has since become a classic of contemporary Liturgical music.
“Dove is a highly accomplished writer in just about every genre,… his theatrical sense of good timing is put to good use in the Gloria and Sanctus; both full of colour and sparkling organ writing. This is immediate, vibrant music that simply jumps off the page demanding to be sung and played.”
Matthew Greenall, The Singer 31 July 2010