Plymouth Philharmonic Choir (Date TBC)

The highlight of Plymouth Philharmonic Choir’s 50th anniversary year, where they present the world premiere of Plymouth-born composer Paul Foster's The Lodestone of Love, a large-scale oratorio for choir, soloists and orchestra at Plymouth Guildhall.

This piece draws on the writings of members of the Puritan community that included those who left on the Mayflower. It is about having to depart from everything you know and leaving for the unknown, taking with you only that most defining human emotion: the capacity to love. 

There will be an introductory talk by the composer before the performance.

Soprano Catherine Hamilton and baritone Darren Jeffery will be on the podium, and the programme includes Stanford's Songs of the Sea and Vaughan Williams' March from Sea Songs.

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