Three Choirs Festival

Philip Lancaster War Passion
Herbert Howells Requiem

Saint Cecilia Singers
Jonathan Hope conductor

Bristol Ensemble makes its debut at the Three Choirs Festival, performing a new work by Philip Lancaster.

Philip Lancaster‘s War Passion for chamber choir and ensemble is a telling of the Passion story interspersed with words by nine First World War poets, offering both a commentary on the Passion and a parallel narrative recounting the experience and sacrifice of that war. It is paired with the searing Requiem by Herbert Howells, influenced by the death from polio of the composer‘s nine-year-old son Michael.

Tickets are £27/£22 and can be booked online at

Supported by John and Margaret Lawrence, the Finzi Trust and the Jerusalem Trust

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