Graham Keitch
Past 6mths and future performances * = premiere

Oct 8th (11.00) Old St Andrew's, Charleston, SC - Holy Eucharist. 'Visit this place, O Lord' (SATB ed)*. The adult Parish Choir.

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 dir Colin Britt.

Oct 22nd (16.45) St John the Divine Cathedral, New York - post evensong music in the Great Choir. 'Justorum animae' (upper voices ed). The Amuse Singers dir Colin Britt.

Nov 12th (10.45) St Michael and all Angels, Mt Dinham, Exeter - Remembrance Sunday Mass. 'For the fallen' (SATB and organ ed)*. Church choir dir by the composer, organist Dr Peter King.

Nov 15th (17.00) Mary Harris Chapel, University of Exeter - evensong. Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis (for the UoE Chapel Choir)*. University chapel choir dir Michael Graham, organist Harry Sullivan, soloist Jess Brown.

Dec 30th Cathedral of St Luke and St Paul, Charleston SC - wedding of Father Marshall and Barbara Rivers. 'No eye has seen, no ear has heard'. The King's Counterpoint.

Dec 31st (9.45) Wells Cathedral - Sunday Eucharist. 'Missa Brevis choro auxiliari Wellensi'. Wells Cathedral Voluntary choir, dir Michael Cockerham, organist Matthew Redman.

Feb 5th (18.30 time tbc) Saint-Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium - Mass (nearest opportunity to Candlemas to accommodate choir schedule). Held in the presence of Their Eminences the Pope's Ambassador to Belgium and the Cardinal Archbishop of Mechelen-Brussels. 'O lux beatissima'. University of Louvain Choir.

Feb 17th (19.00) Old St Andrew's Parish Church, Charleston SC - concert (reprise of the 2017 Piccolo Spoleto program). 'O God whose hand hath spread the sky' (full choir ed). The King's Counterpoint.

Feb 18th (18.00) Cathedral Church of St. Luke & St. Paul, Charleston SC - concert. 'O God whose hand hath spread the sky'. The King's Counterpoint.

Mar 2nd (19.30) Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Cleveland, Ohio - concert. 'O tu suavissima virga' (upper voices edition)*. Commissioned by Contrapunctus Early Music dir David Acres.

April 28th (19.30) Cromer Parish Church, Cromer, Norfolk - concert; 21st Century Choral Music on the theme of Light. 'O lux beatissima'. Cromer and Sheringham Choral Society dir David Ballard, organist Jonathan Stamp.

Jun 3rd (15.00) St Philip's Church, Charleston SC - 2018 Piccolo Spoleto Festival USA concert. 'O tu suavissima virga' (full choir ed)*. The King's Counterpoint.

Jun 8th - 10th (exact date and time tbc) St Oswalds Priory, Gloucester. Premiere of a commission to write a piece of music for the City of Gloucester's commemorations marking the 1100th anniversary of the death of Queen Aethelflaed (daughter of Alfred the Great) who laid the foundations for the creation of England as it is today.

Jun (end of month) Gloucester Cathedral (tbc) - Music Festival. 'In memoriam; Ricardus Rex' and 'Deus cui proprium est'.

Aug 6th - 12th Canterbury Cathedral - The King's Counterpoint will be singing my music during their residency. This includes 'Missa cantoribus viatoribus', composed for the eucharist on Aug 12th.

Aug 13th - 17th Westminster Abbey - The King's Counterpoint will be singing my music during their residency. This includes a new setting of the evening canticles composed for the choir.
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I began composing church music around 2010 but with little expectation it would ever be sung! In the past four years my music has gained attention, resulting in various cathedral and university chapel performances by regular and visiting choirs. These have taken place during services and events in the historic cathedrals of Exeter, Wells, Winchester, Gloucester, Canterbury, Bristol, Coventry, Southwark and Leicester as well as Selwyn College Chapel Cambridge, University of Exeter and Buckfast Abbey.

Further afield, my music has been sung in Christchurch Cathedral NZ, St Paul's Cathedral Valletta Malta, St John the Divine Cathedral New York City, St John the Evangelist Cathedral Cleveland Ohio, Grace Church Cathedral Charleston South Carolina and a number of university chapels in the States.

My choral works are also being programmed frequently by professional and amateur choral ensembles worldwide. As 'composer-in-residence' for The King's Counterpoint, I've written music for their concerts in Charleston South Carolina and UK summer residencies at Wells Cathedral (2016) and forthcoming residencies at Canterbury Cathedral and Westminster Abbey (2018). The choir is directed and managed by David and Judith Acres, and I'm very grateful for their support of my music. I'm also an associate composer for their sister high voice ensemble Contrapunctus Early Music based in Cleveland Ohio and the Fisher Consort in Cambridge UK directed by another much valued supporter, Dr Jonathan Schranz.

Choirs have performed my music in England, various States in the USA, Canada, New Zealand, Malta, Germany, Belgium and South Africa too.

A few works have been recorded by Cambridge choral scholar ensemble Concanenda for their 'In memoriam' EP which can be obtained from iTunes . Also by Antiphon for their O My People CD on the Willowhayne Records label which contains several of my compositions. A number of recordings on this site were made by members of the Budapest Cantate Choir directed by Zoltan Pad, chief conductor of the Hungarian Radio Choir. A CD is scheduled for released this summer.

'For the fallen' was well received at Exeter Cathedral for the civic service of Remembrance and Armistice Day concert by the cathedral choir in Nov 2014. '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. 'O magnum mysterium' has been performed on a number of occasions by the University of Exeter Chapel choir including at St Paul's Cathedral during a service to commemorate Her Majesty the Queen's 90th birthday during their summer 2016 tour of Malta. More recently, 'Missa Brevis choro auxiliari Wellensi' has been sung several times at Sunday eucharist in Wells Cathedral. My music has been performed at the 2017 Spoleto Festival USA by The King's Counterpoint and the 2017 Brandenburg Choral Festival in the City of London by the Fisher Consort.

This year will see another world premiere at the Spoleto Festival USA. I have also been commissioned to compose a work for the City of Gloucester's commemorations in June to mark the 1100th anniversary of the death of Queen Aethelflaed (daughter of Alfred the Great) who laid the foundations for the creation of England as it is today. A major UK music festival has approached me with a commission to compose a new work for a future program which will probably take place in 2019.

Mar 11th, 2018
Absalon fili mi
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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