St Luke Passion Premiere

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The choristers were today part of the world premiere performance of Philip Moore's St Luke Passion. Commissioned by Cathedral Commissions of Wells Cathedral, with support from the Ralph Vaughan Williams Trust and the Vernon Ellis Foundation, this major new setting of the St Luke Passion was sung by Wells Cathedral Choir within a service for Palm Sunday. The Evangelist was tenor, James Oxley and the part of Christ was sung by our very own Bass Vicar Choral, Christopher Sheldrake, who deserves particular praise for stepping into the soloist's shoes at barely 24 hours notice as Gary Griffiths had to bow out due to illness.

It was a performance of great beauty and conviction and the choristers sang brilliantly in the various chorus roles, including three solo girl choristers who took the roles of the women who question Peter.