Wednesday 18 May 2011

The tower glowed in clear light of the sun

The Voice Project Choir perform The Proportions of
the Temple at Norwich Cathedral
On Saturday evening I was at Norwich Cathedral for The Voice Project Choir with Nick Bartsch and Trio Zephyr concert for their performance of The Proportions of the Temple as part of the Norfolk and Norwich Festival.

Composed by Nik Bartsch and Jonathan Baker with Jason Dixon, from a libretto by George Szirtes, Agnes Lehoczky and Andrew McDonnell. This piece is based on Norwich Cathedral. Exploring the history, architecture and stories associated with the building.

It was a pleasure and delight to be present on this special evening as the music and building were able to complement each other perfectly to truly inspire us. Once I saw from the air a tower rising below us. The tower glowed in clear light of the sun. The plane has places to go to. We flew on.

The world premiere of this Norfolk and Norwich Festival commission has to be one of the highlights of this year's festival. From the Caen limes stones shipped from France to the present day, Norwich Cathedral is an iconic building that portrays history over the ages.

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