New Vaughan Williams work to be premiered

This week sees the premiere of an early choral work by Ralph Vaughan Williams, which was discovered last year.

The score of what has now been christened A Cambridge Mass was found by the conductor and academic Alan Tongue among manuscripts at an exhibition in Cambridge University Library. It was discovered last year, 111 years since Vaughan Williams composed it for his Doctorate, and on the 138th anniversary of his birth.

Never performed in Vaughan Williams’ lifetime, the mass will receive its first performance at the Fairfield Halls in Croydon on Thursday, 3 March, with Alan Tongue himself conducting.

Listen to an interview with Alan Tongue now