Ruby Hughes soprano
Njabulo Madlala baritone
Three Choirs Festival Chorus
Adrian Partington conductor
Coleridge-Taylor Solemn Prelude (2nd performance) 15'
Copland Appalachian Spring 23'
Gibbs Symphony No 2 ‘Odysseus’ 60'
Gibbs’s tuneful and evocative choral symphony, which he considered his best, is a rarely-heard masterpiece that tells the well-known story of Odysseus in a style that will be familiar to fans of Vaughan Williams and Parry. In the first half, we hear a revival of a work by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, following its Worcester premiere in 1899, and Copland’s evocative homage to nineteenth-century American pioneers.
Supported by the Wigornia Circle and the American Friends of the Three Choirs Festival
This concert is dedicated to the memory of Carolyn Pascall
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