John Lewis Partnership Commissions Carl Davis

John Lewis Partnership Commissions Carl Davis

Carl Davis has recently completed a commission for unaccompanied SATB chorus from The John Lewis Partnership to mark the completion of the major development of the Peter Jones Department Store in Sloane Square, London.

The Collection is a 4-movement, 14-minute choral suite, taking its texts from Keats, Shakespeare, Robert Browning and Mary Robinson, portraying the four seasons “not only in terms of weather, but by mood and circumstance”. It lasts 14 minutes.

It will be premiered on 15 and 16 September 2004 in private concerts at the London’s newest concert venue, the Cadogan Hall in Chelsea. Davis and Manvinder Rattan conduct the Cavendish Singers.