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John Rutter conducts The Gift of Life



The Gift of Life | 21 May 2022

Join us as we conclude our 60th Anniversary Year of celebrations with John Rutter’s, The Gift of Life, conducted by the man himself.

We are delighted that there will be a pre-concert An Audience with John Rutter, in conversation with Katherine Dienes-Williams.

John Rutter will conduct Guildford Cathedral Choir singing his composition, The Gift of Life.  The Gift of Life is a six-movement choral celebration of the living earth, of creation, and of life itself, offering a kaleidoscope of moods from contemplative and prayerful to majestic and inspirational.

The Cathedral Choir will also sing Veni Creator Spiritus by Philip Moore, a piece specially commissioned for Guildford Cathedral Choir.

Te Deum (Collegium Regale) - Herbert Howells (1892-1983)

I Love all Beauteous Things - Judith Weir (b. 1954)

Open our Hearts - Richard Lloyd (1933-2021)

There will be an Organ solo Richard Moore our Sub Organist

All People that on Earth do Dwell - arr. Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

Blessed city, Havenly Salem - Edward Bairstow (1874-1946)


There are two ticket prices

In Conversation with John Rutter + Concert Ticket (6.30pm-7pm) | Adult £35 & Under 16 £10  Booking

Concert Only Ticket | Adult £22.50 * Under 16 £5 * Friends of Guildford Cathedral £15 Booking


We are extremely grateful to Charles Stanley for sponsoring this concert.