Spring was not meant to be this way – Surely many of us had different plans and intentions that we  could not carry out because of the raging pandemic. And though it seems that the situation is getting much better day by day, we cannot forget about the over three hundred thousand deaths (including over a thousand in Poland). We dedicate to their memory a very special performance of the Requiem by John Rutter, recorded on 2 November 2002 at St Nicholas’ Basilica in Gdańsk.

The composition was completed in 1985 and is dedicated by the composer to his father who passed away the previous year. It is largely based on the text of the Latin Mass for the dead, the Requiem, while its second and fourth movements are Rutter’s earlier composition in English: Out of the deep (Psalm 130) and The Lord is my Shepherd (Psalm 23).