by Robert Peate
TUESDAY 26 JULY 2022
Hereford Chamber Choir, directed by Simon Harper, is delighted to announce that it will perform Robert Peate's 'Two Souls' at the Hereford Three Choirs Festival 2022.
Inspired by carvings in nearby Dore Abbey, Two Souls is a musical narrative which combines the stories of Hypatia of Alexandria, an extraordinary woman who was greatly respected in the ancient world, and Saint Katherine, whose story reflects Hypatia’s. Although set in antiquity, the themes of the narrative turn Alexandria into a symbol for our world today and give a message of contemplation, understanding and respect over fundamentalism and mob-rule. For more details visit the Three Choirs Festival website by clicking here.
Hereford chamber Choir
Narrators: Tim Bannerman, Hilary Markland
Harps: Anwen Thomas, Esther Beyer, Gabriella Jones, Anne Denholm
Organ: Sam Bayliss
Conductor: Simon Harper
This performance is generously sponsored by the RVW Trust and the Elmley Foundation.