One of the long-standing missions of Gloriæ Dei Cantores is to perform works by major composers that are not well known but worthy of being heard. One such work is included in the choir’s next set of concerts on October 28 and 29: Benjamin Britten’s The Company of Heaven. This early work (Britten was 24) was commissioned by the BBC for radio broadcast on the Feast of St Michael and All Angels and consists of both prose and poetry regarding angels and several movements for choir and string orchestra. Also included are soprano and tenor solos and two purely orchestral movements. Gloriæ Dei Cantores has done research into the background of the poetry and Britten’s musical interpretation of them. In preparation for the performances. It is a fascinating work and it gives an idea of the early gifts of Britten, especially his theatricality and his mastery of setting the English language. All of us are looking forward to presenting this to audiences who will likely not be familiar with this moving work.