There Was a Child

Thu 27 July

Lorna Anderson soprano

Nicholas Mulroy tenor

Andrew Davies baritone

Three Choirs Festival Youth Choir & Children’s Chorus

Three Cathedral Choir Choristers

Philharmonia Orchestra

Adrian Partington conductor


Jonathan Dove There Was a Child

Fauré Requiem


Commissioned to write a piece in memory of his friend’s son, Jonathan Dove could all too easily have written a requiem. Yet, paired here with Fauré’s Requiem, we see that neither of these pieces are about loss, but wonderment. There Was a Child begins vibrantly, as texts from Wordsworth to Whitman trace a radiant vision of a young life from birth. Both works resolve In Paradisum: ‘an ecstatic sense of eternal continuity’.

You can listen to an excerpt of There Was a Child HERE


Supported by The Bransford Trust



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