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A triumph of creative programming, this weaves together 19 sacred themes by a range of younger figures, including composer-in-residence Jeff Enns, to create a work that genuinely seems bigger than the sum of its parts. There’s no obvious liturgical logic to the whole, and it certainly isn’t a conventional Mass, but it has a thoughtful unity and dramatic logic that overcomes any such quibble, and the choir is so beautifully balanced and together that each piece flows logically into the next. Invidious to pick out any single item, but Kathleen Allan’s closing ‘In Paradisum’ is gorgeous and heart-lifting.

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