About the album
In celebration of John Joubert’s 90th birthday, Wells Cathedral Choir with its director, Matthew Owens, presents a new recording of recent choral works from this prolific veteran composer.
Featuring works commissioned for and first performed by the cathedral choir at Wells, this programme has at its heart the extended St Mark Passion, a profound and heartfelt retelling of the well-known passion story.
Completing the album are the expansive Missa Wellensis and Joubert’s vivid and powerful setting of Locus iste.
11Missa Wellensis, Op. 174 Kyrie
12Missa Wellensis, Op. 174 Gloria
13Missa Wellensis, Op. 174 Sanctus
14Missa Wellensis, Op. 174 Benedictus
15Missa Wellensis, Op. 174 Agnus Dei
16Locus iste, Op. 175
17St Mark Passion, Op. 180 At the House of Simon the Leper
18St Mark Passion, Op. 180 The Upper Room
19St Mark Passion, Op. 180 Gethsemane
110St Mark Passion, Op. 180 The Praetorium
111St Mark Passion, Op. 180 Golgotha