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It is becoming less easy to keep track of performances unless they involve choirs I'm in regular contact with, eg The King's Counterpoint who have kindly 'adopted' me as their 'composer-in-residence'. This excellent professional ensemble from Charleston, SC is featuring my work on a regular basis in their schedule of services and concerts.

Recent and future performances. (* = premiere)

2016 : Aug 20th (16.00) Bishop's Private Chapel, Bishop's Palace, Wells - Richard III evensong. 'In memoriam; Ricardus Rex'. Wells Cathedral Voluntary Choir dir Michael Cockerham.

Sep 9th (19.30) Grace Church Cathedral, Charleston, SC - 'A Requiem for Absalon' concert commemorating Patriot Day (9/11). 'Absalon fili mi' (full choir ed) US*. The King's Counterpoint dir David Acres.

Sep 10th (19.30) Old St Andrew's, Charleston, SC - concert. 'Absalon fili mi'. The King's Counterpoint dir David Acres.

Oct 29th (19.30) Buckfast Abbey. 'O nata lux'. Antiphon in concert, dir Matt Cann.

Nov 11th (19.30) First Presbyterian Church, Rock Hill, SC. 'Absalon fili mi'. Concert to commemorate 'Veteran's Day'. The King's Counterpoint dir David Acres.

2017: Feb 19th (10.30) St Michael's Church, Charleston, SC. 'No eye has seen, no ear has heard'. Church choir dir Matthew Wilkinson.

March 'O nata lux' and 'O sacrum convivium' from the Antiphon 'O my People' CD recorded in Exeter Cathedral by Willowhayne Records - British Airways long haul flight passenger playlist!

Mar 5th (17.00) St Thomas Episcopal Church, Battle Creek, Michigan - evensong. 'Preces and Responses'. Full choir dir Dr Stephen White.

Apr 21st (18.30) Christ Church Newman Centre, St. Cloud State University, Minnesota - concert. 'Beati qui custodiunt'. The St Cloud University Concert Choir.

May 28th (9.45) Wells Cathedral - Eucharist. 'Missa Brevis choro auxiliari Wellensi'* (G, S&B, AD). Wells Cathedral Voluntary Choir dir Michael Cockerham, organist James Kealey.

Jun 3rd (15.00) St Philip's Episcopal Church, Charleston - Spoleto Festival USA. 'O God whose hand hath spread the sky' (full choir ed) US*. The King's Counterpoint dir David Acres.

Jun 18th (18.30) St James the Greater, Leicester - evensong. 'Anima Christi'* (introit). Choir of boys, girls and adult ATB, dir Matthew Haynes.

Jun 26th (13.00) Coventry Cathedral - lunchtime organ recital. 'Fanfare for Philippa'. Dr Stephen White (USA).

Jun 27th (13.15) Bristol Cathedral - lunchtime organ recital. 'Fanfare for Philippa'. Dr Stephen White (USA).

Jul 8th (19.30) St Stephen's Church, Gloucester Rd, London - concert. 'Ave Maria'. The Hanover Choir dir Victoria Longden.

Jul 10th (13.10) Southwark Cathedral, London - lunchtime organ recital. 'Fanfare for Philippa'. Dr Stephen White (USA).

Jul 16th (16.00) Exeter Cathedral - evensong. 'O lux beatissima'*. The Hillwood Singers dir Dr Robert Parrish, organist Dr Neil A Page.

Jul 20th (12.00) Canterbury Cathedral - lunchtime recital. 'No eye has seen, no ear has heard'. St Mark's School of Texas chapel choir (boy scholars).

Jul 20th (19.30) St Michael and All Angels, Mt Dinham, Exeter - concert. 'Anima Christe'. Choir of St James the Greater, Leicester, dir Matthew Haynes.

Jul 23rd (10.30) Old St Andrew's Church, Charleston, SC - eucharist. 'No eye has seen, no ear has heard'. A quartet from the parish choir led by D and J Acres.

Sep 16th (19.30) Old St Andrew's, Charleston, SC - concert. 'Visit this place, O Lord' (upper voices ed)*. The King's Counterpoint.

Sept 17th (10.30) Old St Andrew's, Charleston, SC - Holy Eucharist. 'Visit this place, O Lord' (upper voices ed). The King's Counterpoint.

Sept 17th (15.00) Bethel United Methodist Church, Charleston, SC - concert. 'Visit this place, O Lord' (upper voices ed). The King's Counterpoint.

Sept 22nd (19.30) St Katharine Cree, London - Brandenburg Choral Festival. 'Justorum animae' (SATB ed) UK* and one other prem tbc. The Fisher Consort.

Sept 24th (10.30) Old St Andrew's, Charleston, SC - Holy Eucharist. 'Visit this place, O Lord' (SATB ed)*. The King's Counterpoint.

Oct 18th (19:30) Rutgers Presbyterian Church, West 73rd Street just west of Broadway, New York City - concert. 'Justorum animae' (upper voices ed)*. The Amuse Singers.

Oct 22nd (time tbc) St John the Devine Cathedral, New York. 'Justorum animae'. Further details to follow.

Oct or Nov date tbc St Michael's Church, Charleston, SC - evensong. 'The Church is built upon the earthly stone'*. The Choir for the Persecuted Church.

Dec 24th Christmas Eve eucharist in a beautiful English cathedral.

2018: Mar 2nd (time tbc) The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Cleveland, Ohio - concert. 'O tu suavissima virga'* A commission for Contrapunctus.

Aug 6th - 17th. The King's Counterpoint has indicated intentions to perform my music at Canterbury Cathedral and Westminster Abbey. This includes 'Missa cantoribus viatoribus', composed for the Canterbury eucharist on Aug 12th.
THANK YOU for visiting the music site of Graham Keitch, an English composer of church choral works.

Recordings including 'In memoriam; Ricardus Rex' by Concanenda can be obtained from iTunes . Antiphon's O My People CD on the Willowhayne Records label also contains several Keitch motets.

Graham's music, which includes church settings for Mass and Evensong and various anthems, is being sung by choirs both in the UK and abroad. These include cathedral choirs and Oxford / Cambridge chapel choirs and choral scholar ensembles. 'In memoriam; Ricardus Rex' was sung at several of the big services held in Leicester, Mar 2015 for the reinterment of King Richard III. These included highly acclaimed performances at the Requiem led by the Archbishop of Westminster and in Leicester Cathedral.

Please use the 'contact this artist' link (to the left) to get in touch or request scores.

Performances (most recent first). * = premiere
2016:
Aug 7th (10.00) Christchurch Cathedral, NZ - eucharist cathedral dedication anniversary. 'I will make all things new'*. Cathedral choir joined by The Oxfords (lay clerks from Christ Church cathedral, Oxford UK) dir by John Linker, asst organist Harry Meehan.

Jul 30th (17.30) Winchester Cathedral - evensong. 'Veneror adoroque'*. The Hillwood Singers dir Dr Neil Page, organist Christopher Burton.

Jul 22nd (19.30) St John at Hackney, London. 'And I saw a new heaven'* and 'O God whose hand' (full choir ed)*. Fisher Consort in concert dir Jonathan Schranz.

Jul 11 - 17th Wells Cathedral composer in residence for The King's Counterpoint dir David Acres, organist Paul Thomas
Jul 17th (17.15) Wells Cathedral - evensong. 'Preces and Responses'.
Jul 17th (9.45) Wells Cathedral - eucharist. 'No eye has seen' (rev ed) UK*.
Jul 17th (11.30) Wells Cathedral - matins. 'Preces and Responses'.
Jul 16th (17.15) Wells Cathedral - evensong. 'Preces and Responses'.
Jul 15th (17.15) Wells Cathedral - evensong. 'Preces and Responses'.
Jul 13th (17.15) Wells Cathedral - an all-Keitch evensong! 'Psalm 69'*, 'Preces and Responses', Charleston Service (Mag and Nunc)*, 'Absalon fili mi' (SATB ed)*, 'Paean' (organ vol)*.
Jul 12th (17.15) Wells Cathedral - evensong. 'Preces and Responses'.
Jul 11th (17.15) Wells Cathedral - evensong. 'Preces and Responses' UK*.

Jul 7th (19.30) Grace Cathedral, Charleston, SC. 'Open rehearsal' - public invited to hear the music which will be sung at Wells Cathedral (see above).

Jun 26th (18.30) Cathedral of St Luke and St Paul, Charleston, SC - evensong. 'Preces and Responses', The King's Counterpoint dir David Acres.

Jun 11 - 16th University of Exeter Chapel Choir tour dir Michael Graham.
Jun 16th (19.30) Stella Maris, Sliema, Malta - concert. 'O magnum mysterium'.
Jun 14th (19.30) Jesus of Nazareth, Sliema, Malta - concert. 'O magnum mysterium'.
Jun 12th (16.00) St Paul's Anglican Cathedral, Valletta, Malta - evensong. 'O magnum mysterium'.
Jun 12th (11.00) St Francis of Assisi, Qawra, Malta - eucharist. 'O magnum mysterium'.
Jun 11th (19.30) St Paul's Anglican Cathedral, Valletta, Malta - Concert for Her Majesty The Queen's 90th birthday. 'O magnum mysterium'.

May 28th (19.30) Exeter Cathedral. 'O magnum mysterium'. University of Exeter Chapel Choir Summer Concert dir Michael Graham.

May 5th (18.30) Old St. Andrew's Parish Church, Charleston, SC - Ascension evensong. 'Preces and Responses' (rev ed)*, The King's Counterpoint dir David Acres.

Apr 15th (19:30) Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Cleveland, Ohio. 'Absalon fili mi' (upper voices ed)*. Contrapunctus Early Music in concert dir David Acres.

Mar 27th (10.45) St Michael and All Angels, Mt Dinham, Exeter - Easter Sunday mass. Introit: 'Sing out this Easter Day' (SATB ed)*. Choir dir Erika Borley organist Dr Nigel Browne.

Jan 31st (19.30) St Mark's School of Texas chapel - evensong. Introit: 'No eye has seen' (rev ed)*. Anthem: 'Beati qui custodiunt iudicium'. Chapel choir (men and boys) dir Tinsley Silcox.

Jan 30th (13.00) Exeter Cathedral. 'O nata lux'*. Antiphon lunchtime concert dir Matthew Cann.

Jan 27th (17.00) Mary Harris Chapel, University of Exeter - evensong. 'O magnum mysterium'. Chapel choir dir Michael Graham.

2015:
Dec 12th (19.30) Holy Trinity, Lincoln, Nebraska. 'Ave Maria' US* Dulces Voces Christmas Concert.

Dec 9th (19.30) St James's Church, Exeter. 'O magnum mysterium'*. University of Exeter chapel choir Christmas Concert dir Michael Graham.

Nov 29th (10.30) St John's Baptist Church, Charlotte, NC - mass. 'Lord prepare me'. Chancel choir upper voices dir James Kevin Gray.

Nov 1st (18.00) Selwyn College, Cambridge - evensong, All Saints' Day. Introit: 'Beati qui custodiunt iudicium' (rev ed) UK*. Anthem: 'Jubilate Deo'*. Chapel choir dir Sarah MacDonald, organ scholar John Bachelor.

Oct 24th (19.30) Fisher House, Cambridge University Catholic Chaplaincy. 'Ave Maria'. Fisher Consort in concert dir Jonathan Schranz.

Oct 18th (10.45) St Michael and All Angels, Mt Dinham, Exeter - mass. 'God looks on nature'. Choir dir Erika Borley, organist Dr Nigel Browne.

Sep 27th (10.30) St. Mark's on the Campus, University of Nebraska, Lincoln - eucharist. 'Beati qui custodiunt iuducium' (rev ed)*. Chapel choir dir Kurt Knecht.

Sep 20th (15.00) Old St Andrew's Parish Church, Charleston, SC. 'O God whose hand' (SSSAAA ed). The King's Counterpoint in concert dir David Acres.

Sep 19th (19:30) Cathedral Church of St. Luke and St. Paul, Charleston, SC. 'O God whose hand' (SSSAAA ed). The King's Counterpoint in concert dir David Acres.

Aug 19th Exeter Cathedral Lady Chapel. 'O sacrum convivium' and 'O nata lux'. Recording by Antiphon for Willowhayne Records CD.

Jun 30th (19:30) Buckfast Abbey. 'Audivi vocem' and 'Ave Maria', Selwyn Consort dir Jonathan Schranz.

Jun 29th (19:30) St Michael and All Angels, Mt Dinham, Exeter. 'Ave Maria' and 'Audivi vocem'*, Selwyn Consort (Selwyn College, Cambridge choral scholars) dir Jonathan Schranz.

Apr 5th (10:00) Holy Trinity, Taunton - Easter Sunday mass. 'Sing out this Easter Day' (upper voices)*. Organist Nigel Parkin.

Mar 26th (14:00) York medieval Guildhall. 'In memoriam; Ricardus Rex'. Following King Richard's reinterment, ad hoc ensemble.

Mar 23rd (19:00) Leicester Cathedral - RIII special service. 'In memoriam; Ricardus Rex'. Cathedral adult choir dir Christopher Ouvry-Johns.

Mar 23rd (17:00) Holy Cross Priory, Leicester. 'In memoriam; Ricardus Rex'. Requiem Mass for King Richard III. Service conducted by His Eminence Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster. Nottingham Cathedral choir dir Alex Patterson.

Mar 20th (17:30) Gloucester Cathedral - evensong. 'O Lord, how many are my foes'. Cathedral choir dir Adrian Partington.

Mar 13th (19:30) St John the Evangelist Cathedral, Cleveland, Ohio. 'O God, whose hand hath spread the sky'*. Contrapunctus High Voices 'Angel's Voices Concert' dir David Acres.

Feb 22nd St Paul's Cathedral, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, Bishop's Visitation. 'Lord, prepare me'*. Choir dir Dale Kastberg.

2014:
Dec 14th St Paul's Cathedral, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin - mass. 'Magnificat'*. Choir dir Dale Kastberg.

Dec 8th A recording of 'Justorum animae', 'When you go home' and 'In memoriam; Ricardus Rex' released by Concanenda (Cambridge choral scholars mostly from Jesus and Trinity College) dir Alexandra Schwinn. Produced Adrian Peacock.

Nov 28th Cambridge University Catholic Chaplaincy, Fisher House. 'Ave Maria'*. FourFour (choral scholars from Trinity, Selwyn and other Cambridge chapel choirs). Advent Concert dir Jonathan Schranz.

Nov 11th Exeter Cathedral, Armistice Day concert. 'For the Fallen'. Cathedral choir dir Stephen Tanner.

Nov 9th St Michael and All Angels, Mt Dinham, Exeter - mass. 'For the Fallen'. Choir dir Alex West.

Nov 9th Exeter Cathedral, Civic Service on Remembrance Sunday. 'For the Fallen'. Cathedral choir dir Stephen Tanner.

Nov 7th and 8th Grace Church, Toronto 'Justorum animae'* and 'When you go home'*. The Cantabile Chamber Singers in concert dir Cheryll Chung.

Oct 16th (19.00) Rhodes University Chapel, Rhodes, South Africa. 'In memoriam; Ricardus Rex' non-UK*. University chamber choir in concert.

Jun 12th St Cyriacs, Swaffham Prior, Cambridge. Recording session for Concanenda 'In memoriam' EP. Choir of Cambridge choral scholars dir Alexandra Schwinn, producer Adrian Peacock.

Jun 16th St Michael and All Angels, Mt Dinham, Exeter - inaugural recital for the newly installed organ by international recitalist David Briggs. 'Fanfare for Philippa'.

May 25th 10.45 St Michael and All Angels, Mt Dinham, Exeter - mass. 'God looks on nature'. Choir dir Alex West, organist Dr Nigel Browne.

Mar 2nd St Thomas Episcopal Church, Battle Creek, Michigan - evensong. 'Preces and Responses' (first ed)*. Schola Cantorum dir by Dr Stephen White.

2013:
Aug 31st (21.00) Dartmouth Regatta. A recording of 'Regatta Fireworks' from the 'Four Devon Idylls' orchestral suite launched the fireworks display.

Aug 30th Lavington URC, Bideford, Devon. 'Beati qui custodiunt' (first ed)*. Choir of St Michael & All Angels, Mt Dinham, Exeter in concert dir Erika Borley

Aug 22nd Leicester Cathedral - evensong in memory of King Richard III and those who fell at the Battle of Bosworth. 'In memoriam; Ricardus Rex'. Choir of Nottingham Cathedral dir Alex Patterson.

Jul 6th Buckfast Abbey. 'In memoriam; Ricardus Rex'*. Counterpoint in concert dir David Acres.

2012:
Nov 8th Great Hall, Exeter University. Devon County Remembrance Festival. 'For the Fallen'*. Choir of St Michael and All Angels, Mt Dinham, Exeter dir Erika Borley.

Aug 17th Blankenhau Church, Germany - concert. 'Jesu the very thought of Thee'. Choir of St Michael & All Angels, Mt
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World premiere of 'Absalon fili mi' by Contrapunctus High Voices, dir D Acres. Cathedral of St John, Cleveland, Ohio. June 2016