A World Premiere!

Type of post: Choir news item
Sub-type: News
Posted By: Joi Demery
Status: Current
Date Posted: Wed, 31 May 2023


Grace-Evangeline Mason: A Memory of the Ocean - a new commission
Bristol Choral Society and Hilary Campbell are proud to present the world premiere on June 24 of A Memory of the Ocean by Grace-Evangeline Mason. A prominent young musical star, Mason was commissioned by the Royal Philharmonic Society (RPS) to compose this collection of pieces. The result is simply breathtaking. The concert also celebrates the 150th anniversary of the birth of Ralph Vaughan Williams, whose Trust also supported the commission from Mason. As she says, her work is inspired by Vaughan Williams’ Sea Symphony. Just think about the ocean, the close harmony of waves and currents, along with haunting melodies from piano and cello.

Women composers and performers are at the centre of the concert on June 24, with works by Elizabeth Poston and Judith Weir also on the programme. The first ever CD recorded by Bristol Choral Society in 2020, ‘The Big Picture’, featured music by Judith Weir. Now there are plans for a second CD in 2023, with Grace-Evangeline’s music at the centre. We invite all music lovers in Bristol to join us for this unique occasion.

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