Opera and a touch of poetic licence
THE work of Gloucestershire poet Ivor Gurney (pictured) will be honoured with a concert at Gloucester Cathedral.
Celebrated opera singer Sarah Connolly and actor Simon Callow are among those who will attend the event at 7pm tomorrow.
Sarah will be joined by an array of musical talent, including the choir Tenebrae and the English Chamber Orchestra.
In addition to the music, Simon – a celebrated actor of stage and screen – will read a selection of Ivor Gurney poems throughout.
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Music will consist of a variety of works composed by Ivor Gurney and his peers including Ralph Vaughan Williams and Herbert Howells.
Judith Bingham has been commissioned by the Ralph Vaughan Williams Trust to compose a new anthem set to a Gurney poem.
The Reverend Stephen Lake, Dean of Gloucester said: "This is a rare opportunity to see some of the UK's most exciting musicians at the Cathedral, and we are hugely grateful to Sarah for organising the event." Tickets cost £12.50 with proceeds donated towards the Ivor Gurney memorial window which will be installed in the Cathedral's 15th Century Lady Chapel. Call 08456 521823.