"Yesterday I listened... today I loved!"
Posted on: 7th May 2012
There was a choral theme to the third day of Sounds New yesterday, beginning with Sunday Mass at Canterbury Cathedral and two contemporary works from the Cathedral Choir; Jonathan Dove's Missa Brevis and Gabriel Jackson's setting of O Magnum Mysterium.
At lunchtime, the CoMA Ensemble London gave a concert at St Gregory's Centre, conducted by Gregory Rose.
The choral theme resumed in the afternoon, as choirs from around Kent amassed at Augustine Hall to present various contemporary pieces which they had been preparing, before coming together to perform sections of Paul Patterson's Magnificat, under close guidance from the composer. The massed ranks were joined by brass players, all under the baton of Festival Manager, Michelle Castelletti.
Yesterday's evening concert saw a visit from Danish chamber group, Ensemble MidtVest, exploring works by Per Norgard, Matthew Jones and John Metcalf.
Images: Peter Cook.
Posted by Daniel Harding.