Three Choirs Festival: The Great and Wide Sea

  • The Baptist Church Worcester United Kingdom

THREE CHOIRS FESTIVAL, WORCESTER

Opus Anglicanum's latest sequence features three original commissions from contemporary composers.  It opens with a complete reading of Coleridge's epic Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Zeb Soanes with music by LYNNE PLOWMAN inspired by the twelve engravings by David Jones for the 1929 edition of the poem.

The nautical programme also contains SALLY BEAMISH'S powerful Sea Psalm, setting an account from the only surviving officer of the destroyer HMS Duchess, which was sunk on 12th December 1939.

The concert ends with ALEXANDER CAMPKIN'S By Still Waters - a new work with narration for Opus Anglicanum, to the text ‘Father hear the prayer we offer’ by Love Maria Willis (1864).