Biography of Escorial Choir:
Escorial was formed by Christopher Duarte and some friends in 1986 to explore the repertoire of Spanish & Portuguese Renaissance choral music. Since then its repertoire has expanded considerably and now includes larger-scale works by Tallis (Gaude gloriosa), Byrd (Great Service) and many contemporary composers. The full choir meets once a year to undertake a specific project or concert and has performed in the City of London Festival, Waltham Abbey & Norwich Cathedral. This is their first commercial recording.