Debuting a Commission
The final 2015 performance of the Howells Voices choir was at Gloucester cathedral, where we debuted
the eight-part piece, Holy is the True Light, commissioned for the choir by composer Ian Carpenter. To keep you on your toes, this ethereal anthem was written with a changing 4, 5 or 7 beats in a bar.
Once the service was finished we indulged ourselves in the acoustic magic of the cathedral by singing the piece again in the side chapel. An amazing experience where the sound chases around the internal structures and comes rushing back at you, giving you the sensation of simultaneously being singer and listener. Beautiful!