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A hundred years on | St George's Singers

Saturday November 24, 2018 at 19:30
RNCM Concert Hall, Manchester
£16, £14 concessions, £7 students/children, group discounts
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  1. Chichester Psalms - Leonard Bernstein, arranged by the composer for organ, harp and percussion
  2. Eternal Light: A Requiem - Howard Goodall
  3. War's Embers - Sasha Johnson Manning

A hundred years after the end of the First World War in 1918, this concert presents three works that allow us to reflect on events of this most momentous of years.

Howard Goodall’s Eternal Light is an intensely moving requiem setting of compassion for the grieving, its text including the poem ‘In Flanders Field’.

Sasha Johnson Manning’s choral suite War’s Embers was commissioned by the Whittingham Lives project and is based on the poetry of Ivor Gurney, a tragic victim of war who spent many years in an asylum. This will be the premiere performance of this work.

Leonard Bernstein was born in 1918, and composed his Chichester Psalms in 1964-5, combined the Hebrew and Christian choral traditions in his uplifting setting of the Psalms; a plea for peace in Israel during a turbulent time in the young country’s history. It is jazzy, tuneful, tonal and contemporary, he himself described it as "the most accessible, B-flat majorish tonal piece I’ve ever written.”

RNCM Concert Hall
124 Oxford Road
M13 9RD
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