The launch event of our debut CD, Sudden Light on 9th June 2017. All photos Jamie Wright.

Chris Bruerton hosts

Chris Bruerton of The King’s Singers gets proceedings under way.

Benedict Hastings

Benedict Hastings introduces the audience to the text of Everyone Sang by Sassoon… before everyone sang it.

choir shot from balcony

The concert proceeds with David Bednall’s Three Songs of Love – exquisite settings of Poetry by McCrae, Yeats and Clare.

Milly Taylor, soprano

Claire laughter

Singing makes us happy

Drinks being poured

Thirst after righteousness…

paintings

The interval affords us an opportunity to browse the wonderful (and apt) art exhibition by Derek Hare – oil paintings of seascapes and skylines.

Tim conducting

The conductor getting caught up in the moment…

 

3-way interview

Before the evening’s finale, a short interview with the composer and conductor…

interview with the conductor

…during which the conductor accidentally reveals his mercenary motivations for recording the premiere of 40-part motet, Lux Orta Es Iusto

interview with the composer

…and the composer reveals his devious way of getting sopranos to sing high notes on final chords, namely to put them in brackets and mark them as optional!

Lux action shot

The choir augments to 40+ voices and eight sub-choirs for David’s Lux Orta Est Iusto in 40 separate voice parts

Lux choir 1

Choir 1, Lux Orta Es Iusto

bows and applause

The performers gratefully accept the applause. And then head to the pub.