Celebrating RVW 150 birthday - Three Choirs Festival 2023

What the lark saw - a musical 'picture frame'

I'm proud to be commissioned as part of the celebrations for the 150th anniversary of the birth of Ralph Vaughan Williams, working with stories from the Gloucestershire community for the Three Choirs Festival in 2023. Looking forward to some walking and waterways research along the way!

From the RVW Trust website:

What the Lark Saw brings together different strands of RVW’s work, seeding musical ideas from The Lark Ascending and folk song and inspiration from Wordsworth’s description of the lark as a ‘pilgrim of the sky’. With the notion of pilgrimage so innately connected to the cathedrals that host the festival each year, the project will travel out into communities, making use of the Three Choirs Way long distance walking path and the waterways that connect the three cathedral cities, to collect stories and ‘modern day folk tales’ which will be used as the source of creative responses in a wide variety of mediums (working with a collective of local artists, writers and performers). Bringing together these responses will be a central song cycle/cantata ‘picture frame’ which will be created by Gloucestershire-based composer Liz Lane.

Celebrating RVW 150 birthday - Three Choirs Festival 2023
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