Preces and Responses

These are live recordings of two movements of Preces and Responses by Kerry Yong. They were performed at St Pancras Parish Church on Sunday 10 May 2015 by The Choir of St Pancras Parish Church directed by Christopher Batchelor.

Recent compositions of Kerry Yong explore the harmonic structures of vowels to give an exposition of a text, demonstrated in this setting of the Preces and Responses, and in Anima Christi written for the Multiplicity Ensemble. Other strands of his work are for celebratory or liturgical functions, exploiting indeterminacy and improvisation strategies to successfully combine performers from diverse training: classical, amateur and popular.

He is also a performer on piano and electronics, in ensembles Apartment House, Elision and Plus-Minus, and with solo electronic projects Cover Me Casio and Cover Me Cage. He is Director of Music of Grace Church Hackney.

‘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