Eventide: in memoriam Edith Cavell - the London premiere of Patrick Hawes' work commemorating WWI nurse, Edith Cavell, paired with the beautiful Requiem setting by Gabriel Fauré.
- Patrick Hawes Eventide
Charlotte La Thrope - soprano
Tiffin Boys' Choir
Conductor - David Wordsworth
- Gabriel Fauré Requiem
Choir of Royal Holloway
Conductor - Rupert Gough
Tickets £18 (unreserved) children £5 - book online now!
EVENTIDE; IN MEMORIAM EDITH CAVELL
Eventide is the name of the well-known hymn tune Abide with Me which was recited by Edith Cavell and an Anglican Chaplain the night before her execution. The hymn is used as a cantus firmus throughout the work sung by a semi-chorus of unbroken voices. A soprano soloist takes on the role of Edith herself singing words from her letters, The Book of Common Prayer and Thomas a Kempis' The Imitation of Christ. The SATB chorus provides a key role, mirroring Edith's thoughts and bringing the work to moments of intense climax. Commissioned by the Sheringham & Cromer Choral Society and premiered in Norwich Cathedral in July 2014, this performance will be the first in London.