3.30 pm Cirencester Parish Church
A coach will depart from Lower Westgate Street at 2.15 pm. Ticket £9 return
Philip Lancaster War Passion
Anna Gillingham soprano
Juliet Curnow contralto
Peter Harris tenor
James Geidt baritone
St Cecilia Singers
The Bristol Ensemble
Jonathan Hope conductor
Philip Lancaster's new War Passion for chamber choir and ensemble is a telling of the Passion story interspersed with words by nine First World War poets, offering both a commentary on the Passion and a parallel narrative recounting the experience and sacrifice of that war. It is paired with the searing Requiem by Herbert Howells, inspired by the death from polio of the composer's nine-year-old son Michael.
Supported by John and Margaret Lawrence, the Finzi Trust and the Jerusalem Trust
Image: Detail from Francis Derwent Wood's sculpture, Canada’s Golgotha (1918). Beaverbrook Collection, Canadian War Museum, Ottawa.
Photograph by Owen Byrne. Reproduced by kind permission.