Our Recording Project
As we celebrate our 10th anniversary this year we would like to realise a long held ambition to record some music. And what could be more suitable than to record the wonderful choral music written by renowned local composer Clive Osgood. We would like to help raise Clive’s profile as a composer and enable his music to become more widely known.
We can report that we have raised almost half of the sum we need to do the recording. But we still need as much support as we can get!!
Between Clive and Excelsis we have held a number of concerts to help raise funds. Most recently Clive directed a concert entitled Heaven and Earth at St Christopher’s on 30th September. The centrepiece was Poulenc’s Gloria, a fabulously quirky work and a real challenge for the organist! Well played Clive. Thanks to everyone who came along and supported this event. The next event is of course Excelsis’ concert Gloria in Excelsis on 18th November 2017 at St Alban’s Church Hindhead. You can buy tickets here. We will be performing a number of works including some of Clive’s. Please join us for this exciting concert and help edge us closer to our fund-raising goal.
Known to those in Haslemere as the organist at St Bartholomew’s Church and as accompanist for the HMS choir, Clive’s career in composition is burgeoning apace. He has had many commissions over the years – his most recent one is the music for Imagine That Production’s original production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream due to be premiered at St Christopher’s Church, Haslemere in May 2017.
Clive has also had wider recognition having won a 2006 BBC Radio 4 competition with his anthem ‘Do Not Fear O Soil’. More recently in December 2016 he was one of six finalists in the hugely competitive BBC Radio 3 Carol Competition with ‘Alleluia! A new work is come on hand’, here sung by the BBC Singers.
The production of a top quality recording which properly showcases Clive’s incredible talents will be expensive and we really need your help to support this exciting venture! Please see the downloadable sponsorship form for full details. There is a General Option for any amount you care to give, a special section if you wish to give ‘In Memoriam’ – in memory of a loved one – as well as specific options for defined aspects of the recording costs.
Details of how to pay as well as levels of contribution are contained in the downloadable sponsorship form.