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John Joubert
1927 - 2019
South Africa | Great Britain, England
J.P.H. Joubert
John Pierre Herman [John] Joubert (20/03/1927 – 07/01/2019) was a British composer of South African birth, particularly of choral works. He lived in Moseley, a suburb of Birmingham, England, for over 50 years.[3][4] A music academic in the universities of Hull and Birmingham for 36 years, Joubert took early retirement in 1986 to concentrate on composing and remained active into his eighties. Though perhaps best known for his choral music, particularly the carols Torches and There is No Rose of Such Virtue and the anthem O Lorde, the Maker of Al Thing, Joubert composed over 160 works including three symphonies, four concertos and seven operas.
An English Requiem
Period:21st century
Composed in:2010
An English Requiem for Baritone, Soprano solo, junior chorus and SATB. John Joubert’s An English Requiem was commissioned by the Grimmitt Trust for the 2010 Gloucester Three Choirs Festival and was given its first performance at Gloucester Cathedral on 9 August, 2010, with the Festival Choirs of Gloucester, Hereford and Worcester, Carolyn Sampson (soprano), Neal Davies (baritone) and the Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Adrian Partington.