In tender contemplation

This is a live recording of In tender contemplation by Andrew-John Bethke. It was performed at St Pancras Parish Church on Sunday 10 May 2015 by The Choir of St Pancras Parish Church directed by Christopher Batchelor.

Andrew-John Bethke is a South African composer, conductor and organist. Bethke did his first degree at the University of Cape Town, he followed that up with a masters degree in sacred music from the American Southern Methodist University. He later completed a doctoral degree at his alma mater, UCT. Bethke was a trainee conductor at the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra.

Bethke is the Director of Music and Precentor at the St Michael and St George Cathedral in Grahamstown as well as being the conductor of the Rhodes University Chamber Choir. He was previously a lecturer at the College of the Transfiguration.

‘Sing to the Lord a new song’… since 2002 the London Festival of Contemporary Church Music has been commissioning new songs for the church to sing, breathing new life into the ancient traditions of church music.

Reverend Anne Stevens, Vicar of St Pancras