Exultate Singers, conducted by David Ogden and accompanied by The Lochrian Ensemble will perform a concert of ethereal and powerful music featuring two world premieres by leading British composers Sir James MacMillan and Toby Young.
James MacMillan Sicut Cervus (world premiere)
Toby Young Wanderlust (world premiere)
Herbert Howells Take him earth for cherishing
John Tavener They are all gone into the world of light
John Tavener Song for Athene
William Harris Bring us, O Lord God
Hubert Parry My soul there is a country
Edward Elgar Lux aeterna
Bristol’s accomplished chamber choir performs Sicut Cervus, a brand new anthem written for them by the celebrated composer Sir James MacMillan and Wanderlust, a work commissioned from Toby Young which explores feelings of loss and homelessness across different cultures. Through first-hand stories, original poetry, and haunting music the work explores the pain of those away from home, whether fighting on the front line or seeking refuge, as well as the strength and resilience shown by humanity all over the world. British choral gems complete the programme.