Premiere of Mass of the Children

On 13th February 2003, Mass of the Children was premiered in Carnegie Hall, New York. The text of the piece is that of a standard Latin Missa Brevis, to which several relevant English poetic texts have been added.

Mass of the Children was written in response to a desire to compose a work that would bring children and adults together, in the same way that performances of Britten’s War Requiem had done for John when he was a school chorister.


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