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Petersfield Musical Festival: Music of Praise

Sat 14 Mar 2020 7:30pm

Petersfield Festival Hall

Booking Details: TBA

Petersfield Musical Festival

Richard Blackford – Mirror of Perfection
Dag Wirén – Serenade for Strings
Andrew Carter – Benedicite

Soloists: Catriona Hewitson, soprano; Morgan Pearse, bass.

Petersfield and Rogate Choral Societies, Midhurst Music Society, Highfield School Chapel Choir

Southern Pro Musica
Conductor: Paul Spicer

This programme features two life-affirming works from the late twentieth century. Both accessible and imaginative, they celebrate man’s place in the natural order with power, spirituality and humour.

Richard Blackford’s Mirror of Perfection sets words by St Francis of Assisi. Andrew Carter’s Benedicite combines text from the Book of Common Prayer with words inspired by modern carvings at York Minster, and includes three light-hearted movements for children’s choir. Dag Wirén’s showpiece for strings, his Serenade op. 11, completes the programme.

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