Nigel Short director
† with Cheltenham Youth Chamber Choir
Owain Park Footsteps † (14’)
Joby Talbot Path of Miracles (63’)
In their 15th anniversary year, celebrated vocal ensemble Tenebrae revive their major commission from 2005, Joby Talbot’s Path of Miracles. Admired in The Times as ‘an evocative odyssey’, this celebrated work evokes the great European pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela. Candlelight, singing from memory and an imaginative use of space guarantees Tenebrae at its dramatic best.
Joby Talbot’s ambitious a cappella Path of Miracles is little short of a musical miracle in itself… It is a tour de force and absolutely stunning
Joby Talbot is one of the world’s most distinctive and versatile composers. Starting out as keyboardist in The Divine Comedy, he has written for film and TV (including 2016 animation Sing), for the Royal Ballet (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland), and many performers including Alison Balsom and The King’s Singers.
Supported by The Williams Church Music Trust
7 – 7.40pm
Tewkesbury Abbey Lady Chapel
FREE (ticket required)
Join us for a free pre-concert talk in which Joby Talbot will discuss his work Path of Miracles with fellow composer Michael Zev Gordon.
… epic, mystical quality – charged with the same sacred energy that draws listeners to the music of John Tavener and Arvo Pärt
A stunning Abbey church, consecrated in 1121. Lying at the southern edge of Tewkesbury’s old town, the Abbey quietly dominates the land and skyline with its long nave, Norman arches and “probably the largest and finest Romanesque tower in England” (Pevsner). The building provides a breath-taking setting for Music Festival events.
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