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Margaret Rizza (b.1929) is a quite remarkable figure. Now in her 90’s, she only began to compose in 1997, in her late 60’s. In that relatively short space of time, she has risen to become a major personality in the world of Christian choral music. She has had substantial sales of both her printed and recorded music, including a chart topping recording on the UCJ label in 2006, which started as Album of the Week on Classic FM. All this has followed an illustrious career as an opera singer, in which she sang professionally for 25 years under the name of Margaret Lensky. She sang at many of the major operatic venues under such conductors as Britten, Stravinsky and Bernstein.
Works published by the Royal School of Church Music include:
Blessed Bread – Four Communion Motets The Celtic Collection
God of hope and Lord of healing
Mass of Saint Benedict
Officium Divinum
Song of Mary & Song of Simeon
The Royal School of Church Music 19 The Close, Salisbury, sp1 2eb, England
Tel: +44 (0)1722 424848
Registered charity 312828
 Order code: A3898

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