MISSA AEDES CHRISTI
Missa Aedes Christi, commissioned in 2012, is the result of an artistic collaboration between the composer Francis Grier, Stephen Darlington, Director of Music at Christ Church Cathedral since 1985, and Ross McKim, Director of the Cathedral Dance Research Project and Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance. Funds for the commission were provided by the JPT Family Trust (via Cantata Dramatica) and the Friends of Christ Church Cathedral.
The first performance of the Missa Aedes Christi with dance took place in Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford during the 6pm Eucharist on Wednesday 19 June 2013.
This was followed by a concert performance, again with dance, on Friday 21 June.
Missa Aedes Christi is published by Cathedral Music, catalogue number CM1108.
Cantata Dramatica commissioned a 10 minute film by Matt Pitts-Tucker and Mike Pettyt which tells the story behind the project through interviews with people involved in the project. The film ends with a few short extracts from the performance on 19 June 2013.