Meditations on the Rig Veda - 10:30pm late-night concert in Gloucester Cathedral, as part of the Three Choirs Festival.
This meditative event weaves together Vedic chant, led by members of the Bhavan centre, with choral settings of these Hindu texts. Jean Coulthard, a student of Vaughan Williams, exults the mystery of creation, while delicate music of contemporary composers Anna R Matthews, Roxanna Panufnik and Sally Lamb McCune embraces the listener, mirroring the celestial beauty of Holst’s settings for choir and solo harp.
We are delighted to be performing with Catherine White (harp), Subhanu Saxena and Dr Nanda Kumar (chanters).
Tickets cost £15 and are available via the Three Choirs website.
The full programme for this late-night concert is as follows:
Gustav Holst Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda, Group 3
Sally Lamb McCune Common be our Prayer (premiere)
Anna R Matthews Asvins
Jean Coulthard Hymn of Creation
Roxanna Panufnik Child of Heaven