Howard Goodall is conducting his Eternal Light: A Requiem, for the first time ever this Saturday 9 November

Howard Goodall is conducting his Eternal Light: A Requiem, for the first time ever this Saturday 9 November
Howard Goodall is conducting his Eternal Light: A Requiem, for the first time ever this Saturday 9 November. The Romsey Choral Society will be performing a stunning programme at Romsey Abbey, which includes Morten Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna  and Sure on this Shining Night (from Nocturnes), as well as Goodall’s Eternal Light. Commissioned by London Musici, Eternal Light: A Requiem received its première at The Lowry in Salford on the 25th September 2008, since which, over 250 complete performances of the choral work have been performed worldwide. The concert on Saturday has raised high interest and is set to be a sell-out.
‘… an expansive, heartfelt rethinking of a traditional Requiem Mass that segues smoothly between fragments of Latin and contemporary poetry…’
The Times (Donald Hutera), 29 September 2008

‘A simple, unpretentious and ultimately moving work.’
Classic FM Magazine (Andrew Stewart), October 2008

‘… proves every bit as rewarding as we hoped: the beautiful, moving work of a fine and unique musical mind.’
Classic FM Magazine, Review Round-up (Andrew Mellor), October 2008

‘Eternal Light is a beautiful piece – elegiac, lyrical and uplifting.’ 
James Hayward (East Anglian Daily Times)

‘In many cases the English words seem to be inextricably married to the music, the notes fitting the words like a glove.’
Classicalmusictoday.co.uk (Martin Le Poidevin), 22 September 2008
For further information on the work, please follow the link below:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FI1wWFoA2DU

For live video footage of a performance by a Canadian Choir follow the link below:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OT70Yjoxdsg&list=PLTvBqTyPBBmovjSjBiAg8Hti5JRN_WxGG