The Octavo Consort

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Durham University’s Hatfield College Choir, with members of Octavo, directed by Tom Coxhead Click the photo to see who is tagged on Facebook

On Sunday 20th July, members of Octavo joined Durham’s Hatfield College choir to sing Eucharist, BCP and Evensong at Chester Cathedral, under the direction of Tom Coxhead, who currently directs Hatfield College choir throughout the academic year. Together they sang Palestrina’s Missa Brevis setting, as well as Byrd’s Laudibus in Sanctus, Bairstow’s Let All Mortal Flesh and Herbert Brewer’s setting of the Evensong canticles. The organists for the services were Jonathon Clinch (morning services), Cindy Chang and Laura Erel (Evensong).

The day was a great success and Hatfield then went on tour to Sherborne Abbey to sing the week’s evensongs there. Octavo were proud to be part of the splendid ensemble and we look forward to other opportunities to sing with Hatfield again in the future.

Looking forward, Octavo are booked for a wedding in August – we always welcome further bookings for future weddings and concerts, so get in touch with us if you need a choral ensemble by going to our contact page or emailing [email protected].

Octavo has a new look website for summer 2014. We’ve also moved to a shorter web address – www.octavo.co.uk.

Our new look website is compatible with all your devices, big and small, so you can check it anywhere from your phone or tablet.

Let us know what you think of the new look site in the comments or on Facebook.

There are just two days left to order Octavo’s Christmas CD, ‘In The Bleak Midwinter’ for guaranteed Christmas delivery!

Order yours now for the low price of only £6 including P&P!

Click here to order ‘In The Bleak Midwinter’.

Just a few days left to get your copy of Octavo’s Christmas CD, ‘In The Bleak Midwinter’ in time for Christmas. Order now!

Tracks include ‘Virgin’s Cradle Hymn’ by Michael D. Williams, exclusively released by Octavo, other Christmas favourites such as Ding Dong! Merrily On High. Click here for more information.

In The Bleak Midwinter front artwork

‘In The Bleak Midwinter’, Octavo’s latest Christmas CD, is now available to buy online through our website, priced at only £6 including P&P.

There is a limited stock available, so order online now to avoid disappointment.

Delivery is guaranteed by Christmas Eve and you can pay by PayPal or credit/debit card.

If you’d like to use a different payment method (such as BACS or Cheque) please get in touch with us at [email protected].


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