VIDEO PODCAST: Slava Ukraini! - recorded on 24 February 2022, the day Europe woke up to the news that Vladimir Putin's Russian forces had invaded Ukraine. A fifty minute video which also features Caitríona O'Leary and Eric Fraad discussing their new film Island of Saints, and pays tribute to Joseph Horovitz, Malcolm Troup and Maria Nockin.
English composer, organist and teacher Christopher Gibbons, son of the composer Orlando Gibbons, was born in 1615 in London and baptised at St Margaret's Westminster on 22 August. He became organist of Winchester Cathedral, but the civil war caused the termination of his position. He moved to London, remaining there when Cromwell was in control, and later, with the return of Charles II to the throne, Gibbons became Organist of the Chapel Royal. He died in 1676 and was buried in the cloisters of Westminster Abbey on 24 October of that year.