7th July 2017, 7.45pm
St Bartholomew-the-Great, EC1A
Path of Miracles (Voices of London Festival)
Joby Talbot’s Path of Miracles was the first major work commissioned by the award-winning professional vocal ensemble, Tenebrae, in 2005 and having received high acclaim (“an evocative odyssey” – The Times) returns this year for an extensive UK tour. To accompany its revival, Tenebrae has commissioned a unique new choral work by Owain Park, Footsteps, for which Tenebrae will be joined by its choral development partners – the London Youth Chamber Choir and Music Centres London – and marks Tenebrae’s fifteenth-anniversary season.
The ‘Path of Miracles’ world premiere was due to take place on 7th July 2005 at St Bartholomew-the-Great, however the premiere was cancelled and rescheduled for ten days later due to the events of that day, and its inaugural performance became a powerful act of reflection and contemplation. To be able to perform the piece in St Bartholomew’s once again makes this concert both a significant and poignant occasion for Tenebrae.
‘Path of Miracles’ is a work based on the most enduring route of Catholic pilgrimage, the great Pilgrimage to Santiago. Candlelight, singing from memory and an imaginative use of the concert space guarantees Tenebrae at its dramatic best in the magnificent setting of London’s oldest church.
Owain Park: Footsteps (London premiere)
Joby Talbot: Path of Miracles
Tickets available through the Voices of London Festival website from Wednesday 8th March.
£28, £16* (£12* concessions)
Unreserved seating. Booking fees apply.
Please note that St Bartholomew-the-Great is an historic building with limited facilities. Wheelchair access, but not toilet facilities, will be available.