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Mass for the Endangered

The Three Choirs Festival 2024's Monday evening concert brings Sarah Kirkland Snider's Mass for the Endangered to Worcester Cathedral for its UK Premiere.

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Music of intense beauty combines with incredibly powerful words in Mass for the Endangered, a celebration of and lament for the natural world. Drawing on her love of choral music from Gregorian Chant and Palestrina to Mozart, Fauré and Britten, Sarah Kirkland Snider creates a prayerful twist on the mass, rooted in spiritual contemplation and concern for the world around us. This is a stunning, immersive soundscape which will leave you profoundly moved. The concert opens with Cameron Biles-Liddell’s Yr Afon Yn Yr Awyr (The River in the Sky), a playful depiction of the River Dee flowing through the Welsh landscape, followed by Judith Weir’s setting of three poems reflecting on our relationship with our planet, and Elgar’s much-loved Serenade for Strings, a favourite of the composer himself.

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Three Choirs Festival Chorus
Philharmonia Orchestra
Samuel Hudson conductor

Cameron Biles-Liddell Yr Afon Yn Yr Awyr 12'
Judith Weir O Sweet Spontaneous Earth 12'
Serenade for Strings 13'
Sarah Kirkland Snider Mass for the Endangered 44'

Monday 29 July 2024, 19:30 - 21:30


Worcester Cathedral
8 College Yard
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