The Farthest Shore - St Leonards, Hythe
6th July 2013 at 7.30pm
The BBC Singers, the combined choirs of Cumnor House School, St. Davids Cathedral and the junior choristers of St. Leonard’s Church, Hythe, Onyx Brass and Daniel Cook, under Nicholas Cleobury, perform two of the twentieth century’s masterpieces by Britten & MacMillan, along with the first performances of a significant piece by chart-topping Paul Mealor, commissioned by JAM, St Davids Cathedral and the Edinburgh Royal Choral Union.
The Farthest Shore is a 40 minute work scored for: choir, children’s choir, soprano & bass soloists, brass quintet and organ. It tells an extraordinary Celtic tale inspired by folklore, from the mystic isle of Anglesey, spiritual home to the last of the Druids and the Avalon of Arthurian legend.
St Davids Cathedral Choir
Cumnor House School Choir
St Leonard's Church junior choristers
Daniel Cook, organ
Claire Seaton, soprano
Giles Underwood, bass
Nicholas Cleobury, conductor
|Paul Mealor - The Farthest Shore|
|Benjamin Britten - Rejoice in the Lamb|
|James MacMillan - Cantos Sagrados|
£5 students – on the door
Under 18s free
This work was commissioned by JAM, St. David’s Festival and Edinburgh Royal Choral Union (ERCU) and was made possible with funding through Beyond Borders from the PRS for Music Foundation, Creative Scotland, Arts Council Northern Ireland and Arts Council Wales.