The Lark Ascending – the poem

Bristol Ensemble premieres a new film featuring George Meredith’s poem, on which Vaughan Williams’ iconic piece is based, together with a film of Bristol Ensemble’s performance of the work, recorded at St George’s Bristol in August 2020, with the soloist Emil Huckle Kleve sharing his insights into the piece. 

Footage of the performance is interspersed with scenes of a skylark and nature scenes, and the actor Katrina Kleve reads the poem from an idyllic lakeside setting. 

The videos will be broadcast on Bristol Ensemble’s YouTube channel at 6pm on Sunday 29 November.