This was an important concert, firstly because it brought to Gloucestershire for the first time a choir whose strong reputation preceded it thanks to CD recordings and secondly because it featured music by two contemporary composers who, to judge by his appreciative essays on each in the programme book, are important to Festival Director, Meurig Bowen. The intelligently devised programme included several items of medieval music and the juxtaposition of these with the music of Arvo Pärt (b. 1935) was as fascinating as it was apposite.
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