The festival finale of the Voices of London Festival 2014 this Sunday, 6th July, will comprise of choral evensong followed by a performance of Jonathan Harvey’s ‘Passion and Resurrection’. This is “the format intended by the composer” as the Voices of London Festival website explains, “We are delighted to present Harvey’s work as a segue from liturgy, as it was conceived.”
The venue, St James’ Sussex Gardens, parish church of Paddington, is described as “Fast becoming one of the most popular concert and recording venues in London, St James’ boasts a highly flexible performance space and wonderful choral acoustic.”
‘Passion and Resurrection’ was first performed in Winchester Cathedral over 30 years ago and is written for soloists, chorus and ensemble of 20 (or 21) players. The Choral Evensong, which precedes Jonathan’s piece, begins at 6pm and tickets can be booked through the Voices of London Festival website.