“Lux Aeterna” –  A Programme for Remembrance

Saturday, 11th November 2017 at 7.30 pm in St Anne’s Church, Bewdley.


This programme for remembrance on Remembrance Day is a mixture of 19th century and later music.  With Morten Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna being a large part of this concert, the concert is both reflective and hopeful of final fulfilment.

It includes Elgar’s Spirit of the Lord, They are at Rest and O Salutaris Hostia and with Whitacre’s Lux Aurumque.

An interesting piece by Elgar, his Carillon was written just after the German invasion of Belgium in 1914. A recitation, with organ accompaniment, it serves to remind us of the pain of a country in ruins and loss of  their youth, but with the hope of ultimate success.

Eric Whitacre’s, Lux Aurumque, literally Light and Gold, is a beautiful setting of a poem by Edward Esch, translated into (by Charles Anthony Silvestri) and sung in Latin.  It uses the choral voices to weave a tapestry of sound to give light and warmth.

Tickets are available on-line by clicking here, by contacting the administrator on 01684 594570, the St Anne’s Church Centre on  01299 400704, 01299 400580 or 01299 402675 and on the door.  All tickets are £10

“Lux Aeterna” Programme – 11 November 2017
Please note that content and order may change
Lux Aeterna – Morten Lauridsen
In te, domine, speravi
O nata lux
Veni, sancte spiritus
Agnus Dei
Lux aurumque – Whitacre
With proud thanksgiving – Elgar
The Spirit of the Lord – Elgar
Non nobis domine – Quilter
Lord, thou hast been our refuge – Vaughan Williams
The souls of the righteous – Geraint Lewis
Greater Love – Ireland
Carillon – Elgar, Solo Organ and Speaker
They are at rest – Elgar
O salutaris hostia – Elgar   #2, p6
There is an old belief – Parry   #4, p18