Lights of Love
On Friday evening of last week, the Chamber Choir had the privilege of singing at the annual ‘Lights of Love’ Service in Worcester Cathedral. Hosted by St Richard’s Hospice every November, this service offers family and friends of patients of the Hospice the chance to reflect and remember their loved ones.
The Chamber Choir performed two pieces as part of this service: Michael McGlynn’s ‘Illumination’ and ‘Jesus Christ The Apple Tree’ by Elizabeth Poston. Both pieces were unaccompanied and offered a hauntingly simple and beautiful choral experience, amplified by the acoustic and surroundings of Worcester Cathedral. Following a moving section of the service where the only light in the cathedral came from lit candles (held by the choir and congregation alike), Tazmin Barnes, Upper Sixth, performed ‘When We Were Young’ by Adele. With no amplification she projected her sound through the whole building, enunciating carefully and drawing tears from many of the congregation. The whole service was a fitting tribute to those who have spent time in St Richard’s Hospice this year and it was the Chamber Choir’s honour to help this commemoration.