Thursday 12 July 2018

UK premiere of Ola Gjeilo's Dreamweaver

Invicta Voices
Ola Gjeilo's Dreamweaver, for choir and string orchestra, will receive its UK premiere on Saturday 14 July 2018 at the Church of St George the Martyr, Borough High Street, when Invicta Voices, musical director Matt Bamford, joins forces with players from Reading Youth Orchestra and Henley Music Centre.

Ola Gjeilo describes Dreamweaver as very close to his heart. It is based on a Norwegian medieval poem, Draumkvedet which has been adapted into English by Charles Anthony Silvestri. The poem tells a story similar to Dante's Divine Comedy with a protagonist, Olav Åsteson, who falls asleep for 13 days and subsequently describes his dreams about his brave, beautiful, terrifying, and ultimately redeeming journey through the afterlife.

For the performance Invicta Voices will be joined by players and tutors from Reading Youth Orchestra and Henley Music Centre, conducted by Matt Bamford

Further information from the BrownPaperTickets website.

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