Howells and Lancaster


Sun 24 July
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3.30 pm Cirencester Parish Church

£27, £22

A coach will depart from Lower Westgate Street at 2.15 pm. Ticket £9 return

Howells Requiem

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.  



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