Recording with Patrick Hawes

Ever since Tapestry performed Quanta Qualia in 2017 and then took part in the U.S. premiere of the Great War Symphony in the Carnegie Hall in 2018, Patrick Hawes has been one of our favourite contemporary composers. So you can understand why we were delighted when Patrick asked us if we would help him put together some recordings of his new Christmas carol arrangements. It did feel a little odd to be singing carols on a lovely sunny day in Holy Week, but Tapestry (and their friends who came along to the the congregation) had a very enjoyable day working with Patrick. The new arrangements of Hark the Herald, O Come all Ye Faithful, Joy to the World and Silent Night - all for choir, organ and brass quintet, should be published very soon.