The Addison Singers’ premiere of Judith Weir’s piece in her own words

I’m not one of those people who thinks we can ‘just move on’ from the pandemic years, whose major effects on the musical community seem clearer as time progresses. It happens that a wonderful premiere I’ve just had – my cantata ‘O sweet spontaneous earth‘ commissioned by West London’s Addison Singers – has thoroughly reawakened my thoughts about the last three years, and formed a kind of diary about them...”

Read on Judith Weir’s blog her account of her piece being commissioned by the Addison Singers and the premiere performed by the Oratorio and Chamber Choirs on 26 November 2022:

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  1. Nova Ferguson on 28 March, 2023 at 3:33 pm

    This was an absolute joy to perform. When Judith explained her thinking in selecting the poems and setting them to music during lockdown it resonated with so many of us in the choir. Singing this piece is an experience I will relish for the rest of my life. Segments still pop up unexpectedly in my mind, and make me smile.

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