Ave verum on BBC Radio 4

John’s setting of Ave verum was broadcast live on BBC Radio 4 on Sunday 22 May as part of the Mass for Trinity Sunday from Leeds Cathedral. The programme, Sunday Worship, is available to listen to here on the BBC website for a few weeks after the broadcast. The Diocese of Leeds is home to the largest schools singing programme in the UK, and the Cathedral Choir are joined at several points in the mass by two hundred young children involved in the singing programme who were in the congregation on the day. A thrilling sound!  Ave verum starts at 31:50.

Alternatively, you can listen to another recording of the piece here on SoundCloud, and the sheet music for this 4-part Latin motet is published by Novello, and available from the Musicroom website.