Saturday 7th October at 7.30pm at St Mary Magdalene. Omega and Alpha performed by Castle Cary Choir and the Extended St Cecilia Choir. Proceeds to the organ appeal and other charity funds. Tickets are available from the Book Shop.
About “Omega and Alpha”
“Omega and Alpha”, written and composed by Martin Emslie, was premièred in Wells Cathedral in 2013 to great acclaim. The oratorio tells the story of the events leading up to the crucifixion and subsequent resurrection of Christ with the “Omega” referring to the death of Christ and the “Alpha” being the resurrection and birth of Christianity.
Since the première, it has attracted attention all over the world with performances currently being planned in a number of countries. A special performance of the work will be performed in Hull as part of the “City of Culture 2017” celebrations. The oratorio is currently being translated into German.
Martin was awarded the prestigious Fellowship of the London College of Music for the composition of the work and is delighted to be conducting the Castle Cary Choir (who sang at the première) and the Extended St Cecilia choir in this performance. The three soloists all come from Somerset and the performance will feature the accompaniment played on the Willis organ by Paul Hawkins ARCO.
The concert will raise funds for the appeal to raise money for the restoration of the Willis organ and for Masonic Charitable funds. The performance is likely to finish about 9pm but there will be refreshments and a “meet and greet” with the performers after the concert has finished.