Sacred Summer


June 6, 2020
7:00 pm
All Saints, Southbourne

Sacred Summer

City of Bristol Choir
Grace Lovelass soprano
Conducted by David Ogden

Vaughan Williams Toward the Unknown Region
Barber Agnus Dei
Haydn Te Deum
Hewetson The Passion of Christ (first performance)

CBC by the Sea! The 100 singers of City of Bristol Choir travel to Dorset to give the first performance of a work by Christchurch-based composer Roger Hewetson. Scored for large choir, narrator, soloists and orchestra this is a moving and atmospheric piece that narrates the Passion narrative in an accessible and powerful way.

Three choral classics from across the ages make up the first half: Haydn’s jubilant and bouncy Te Deum, Vaughan Williams’ powerful setting of Walt Whitman’s journey of the soul Toward an Unknown Region, and Samuel Barber’s soaring and heartfelt Agnus Dei, the composer’s own choral arrangement of his famous Adagio for Strings.