In the College service on Sunday 26 January members of the Chamber Choir performed a new composition 'Immortal Babe'
written for the season of Christmas and Epiphany by Ruth Matthews, one of
College's top Music Scholars in the U6th and Head of Chapel Choir. The
composition is for S.A.T.B. Choir and Organ, and Ruth herself sang the two
sections of soprano solo. The piece incorporates the traditional Christmas
plainsong 'Veni Redemptor' sung by lower voices, and the main melody is based
upon the opening notes of the plainsong, first heard in the soprano part.
Lasting some six minutes this piece was highly successful in
It is a very rare occurrence to be able to sing a pupil's
composition of this standard in a Chapel service.