Sunday 10 November 2019 at 6pm
St George’s Bristol
Richard May cello
David Ogden conductor
Thomas Tallis O Nata Lux
Roxanna Panufnik All Shall Be Well
Owain Park Holy is the True Light
Krzysztof Penderecki Hymn of the Cherubim
Nicholas O’Neill This Light of Reason
Eric Whitacre Lux Aurumque
Cecilia McDowall Through a Glass Darkly
Sergei Rachmaninov Excerpts from All-Night Vigil
John Rutter Hymn to the Creator of Light
Herbert Howells Requiem
David Bednall Hail, Gladdening Light
In this early evening Remembrance Sunday concert, Bristol’s accomplished chamber choir present a programme of music on the theme of light as a symbol of hope and optimism.
Included are pieces written as a response to the fall of the Berlin Wall, exactly 30 years ago, when composers found new freedom to set religious texts without fear of persecution.
Other events and people are commemorated in a wide range of chant-inspired music from the 16th century to the present day. Nicholas O’Neill is composer-in-residence to the Parliament Choir, for whom he wrote a poignant setting of words by John Donne in memory of Jo Cox MP.