Venue Cymru, Llandudno – 13th & 14th February 2009

In the orchestra pit at Eternal Light

In the orchestra pit at Eternal Light

The year 2008 has begun with a frenetic period of rehearsals as we’ve prepared for the two performances ofEternal Light at Venue Cyrmu. Eternal Light is a beautiful setting of the traditional Requiem Mass together with war poems by British poets which was written by Howard Goodall, the theme music composer of The Vicar of Dibley andBlackadder. It was beautifully performed by The Rambert Dance Company together with – for the Llandundo dates – Amici del Canto as the guest choir.

The music was extremely challenging in places, especially the two movements entitled Revelation, an almost free-time piece with very little time to think. Despite that, the work was always beautiful and incredibly uplifting, and we are sure that it will become a classic in its own right in the years to come.

It was an incredibly important and exciting engagement for us and afforded us the opportunity to work with some dynamic and very charasmatic music professionals. It was also interesting to work in a very different setting given that we sang from the orchestra pit. We were especially gratified to receive much positive feedback from both our collaborators and audience alike.