Premiere of new choral piece by student Joanna Ward

An upcoming concert from Cambridge Chorale will feature 'She Adored', a new composition by Joanna Ward (2016).

The concert features music in praise of the Virgin Mary from the Renaissance to the present day. It includes well-known pieces by William Byrd and Benjamin Britten alongside world premieres by composers Sarah Rinkus and Joanna Ward.

Joanna is in her first year studying music at Jesus College. She is a prize-winning composer and has had her works performed by a number of notable groups such as Voces8, the Gesualdo Six and the National Youth Orchestra. You can listen to Joanna's SoundCloud here.

"I'm thrilled to be having my piece premiered by Cambridge Chorale", said Joanna. "It's very exciting to be featured on a programme alongside composers such as Parsons, Duruflé and John Tavener.

"I'm really grateful to Owain Park for the commission, and to Cambridge Chorale for their support of new music. It's always very humbling when someone puts their faith in you to write a piece, especially when the brief is as broad as this was - and it's especially refreshing to see both commissioned composers being women."


Tickets for Hymns to the Mother of Christ can be booked online, over the phone (0845 680 1926) or can be purchased on the door.