“Close your eyes and it's close to time travel.” The Independent on Sunday
Visions & Mystics, Martin Randall Travel
Martin Randall Travel
24 May 2018
Walton The Twelve (1965)
Howells A Sequence for St Michael (1961)
Vaughan Williams A Vision of Aeroplanes (1956)
Finzi Lo, the full final sacrifice (1946)
Britten Rejoice in the Lamb (1943)
Robert Quinney organ
Paul McCreesh and the Gabrieli Consort have long been acclaimed for our ‘beautifully planned and executed’ choral programmes (BBC Music Magazine), and in May 2018 we’re delighted to present Visions & Mystics – a new sequence of five of the most spectacular anthems of the mid-20th century – as part of Martin Randall Travel’s Music in the Cotswolds series.
Transcending liturgical propriety, these works achieve imaginative, almost symphonic levels of expression, setting texts ranging from the ecstatic to the apocalyptic, the sublime to the ridiculous, the universal to the intensely personal. Underpinned by organ parts of the most demanding virtuosity, Visions & Mystics is a thrilling display of the Gabrieli Consort at its most daring and dynamic.
NB This event is only open to those booking the complete series through Martin Randall Travel. Tickets will not be available separately, or on the day.