Edward Gregson has written a new song entitled Remember, a setting of a poem by Christina Rossetti. The song, scored for soprano, recorder, oboe, violin and cello, has been specially commissioned by the Ida Carroll Trust and will be premiered at a special concert to mark the 80th birthday of Sir John Manduell, Gregson’s predecessor as principal of the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.

The concert is part of the Park Lane Group’s 08/09 Anniversary season and will take place at the Royal Over-Seas League, London, on Monday 20 October.