Francis Grier
Francis Grier

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Sword in the Soul

Seven short films from King's College Chapel, Cambridge featuring the Philharmonia Voices (director Aidan Oliver) singing music for Holy Week by Francis.

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Missa Aedes Christi

A 10 minute film about the first liturgical performance of Missa Aedes Christi (with dance) at

Francis Grier used to be organist of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, and gave the first ever Prom concert given over to a solo performer in 1985. He is now a psychoanalyst and composer. In 2006 his Passion, commissioned by the BBC and VocalEssence in Minneapolis was described by the Independent as "a work of vital attack, shivering beauty and compelling power...", and by the Minneapolis Star Tribune as "a modern masterpiece." He was awarded a British Composer Award for his Missa Brevis (2011) for St Paul’s Cathedral. He is currently writing a Christmas oratorio for the choir of King’s College, Cambridge, for performance in 2018, and a carol for York Minster’s 2017 Carol Service. As a chamber music pianist he has performed with Colin Carr, Louise Williams, Andrew Marriner, and Dorothee Jansen. Recently he recorded with Joshua Bell and Steven Isserlis.

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