The Great and Wide Sea

Mon 24 July

Opus Anglicanum

Lynne Plowman The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

Alexander Campkin ‘by still waters’

Sally Beamish Sea Psalm


Opus Anglicanum (five male unaccompanied singers and BBC Radio’s Zeb Soanes narrating) perform sequences of song and spoken word created especially for the ensemble. Plowman’s The Rime of the Ancient Mariner places 12 brilliant miniatures amidst Coleridge’s 1798 ballad, while Beamish’s Sea Psalm marks the sinking of HMS Duchess in 1939, setting Psalm 107  ‘They that go down to the sea in ships’ against a retelling of the event through an eyewitness account.


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EXHIBITION: ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’ 

Opus Anglicanum director John Rowlands-Pritchard and creator of this year’s cover image (taken from the libretto of Jonathan Dove’s There Was a Child) exhibits hand painted inscriptions on canvas panels featuring texts from The Rime of the Ancient Mariner  and other passages on angels and music. Exhibition open daily 10 am – 7 pm in Choir House, 4 College Green. Admission FREE




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