Awakening: The large scale choral work by Paul Carr based upon the spiritual book by Stephen Feltham
Awakening is a choral work for tenor solo, chorus and symphony orchestra. Premiere scheduled performance will be by the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Chorus and the Bournemouth Youth Chorus at The Lighthouse Poole on 9thJune 2024 and by Salisbury Musical Society in Salisbury Cathedral on 22nd June 2024. This, according to the composer Paul Carr who was very excited by this theme will be a large scale work with an exciting but moving setting.
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Awakening is a story set within the great circle of monoliths at Stonehenge, Wiltshire, England. It follows the celestial cycle of the two solstices and two equinoxes.
Not far away is the city of Salisbury with its magnificent cathedral. Awakening is a poetic and spiritual journey, expressed in a series of poems, of a soul arising from sleep within Stonehenge in a fearful state of trepidation. His journey, watched over and guided by celestial beings, is one of learning and enlightenment culminating in a belief in everlasting hope and gloria.
Read about the book here.