The latest album made by the Cathedral Choir, led by Master of the Music Andrew Lucas, is already critically acclaimed before its release date. Making the Editor's Choice for July in Gramophone magazine, the album is exclusively of motets by Austrian composer Anton Bruckner. 

The album is being released on 23 June both on streaming services and on CD, and will be available in the Cathedral shop. 

‘Andrew Lucas’s three dozen singers are on impressive form, combining tonal beauty with sheer stamina… This splendid new release will take some supplanting’ (Gramophone magazine ‘EDITOR’S CHOICE’)

The Cathedral's nave, the longest in England, is well suited to the music of Bruckner, which itself requires considerable forces: the boys and lay clerks of the Cathedral Choir, organist Dewi Rees and a trombone quartet are all ably guided by Andrew Lucas, whose insight is described as 'impeccable' by Gramophone magazine.

The album contains 16 tracks of Bruckner, including the majestic opening track 'Ecce Sacerdos Magnus' which some will remember from the coronation of King Charles earlier this year, and is also well timed for the 200th anniversary of Bruckner's birth next year.