Date(s) - 19/03/2022
7:30 pm

Brighton Festival Chorus
Brighton Festival Youth Choir
James Morgan, Conductor

“Latvian composer, Ēriks Ešenvalds’ Dreams Under Your Feet is an evocative setting of five spiritual poems by Christina G. Rosetti, W. B. Yeats and Sara Teasdale. Mesmerising choral harmonies are accompanied by soaring strings and brought to life by Ešenvalds’ imaginative use of percussion. This will be the UK premiere of this choral suite. 
Ešenvalds calls us to dream of a better world in In Paradisum where harmonic tremolos conjure angelic wings and percussive sounds evoke a garden gate that the composer remembers blowing in the wind at his grandmother’s house.
Elgar’s Serenade for Strings completes our programme. This remains one of Elgar’s more poignant works. The first and last movements are gently pastoral, but the slow movement is a wonderful outpouring of melody which in barely five minutes creates an unforgettable world of gently wistful dreaming.
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