Thursday 27 Jul 2017, 7.45pmWorcester Cathedral, Worcester

Adrian Partington conductor

Lorna Anderson soprano

Nicholas Mulroy tenor

Andrew Davies baritone

Three Choirs Festival Youth Choir choir

Three Cathedral Choirs choir

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’.

This concert is part of the Three Choirs Festival series