For 2015, Richard is building a new art installation called “THE LIGHT”. It will be a giant globe of light hanging in Poole Dolphin Shopping Centre over Christmas. There will also be a concert performance under the installation on the 26th November for Late Night Shopping Evenings in December.
Spread the light of Christmas throughout our Community!
The performance is designed to engage with our community and bring Poole Dolphin Shopping Centre to life! We want as many people involved as possible and so Richard would like to invite as many people to come and form a choir for the concert. Whether you are an experienced singer or someone who has never sung before, the music has been written to cater for all levels!
All of the music has been written by Richard McLester.
Local choral maestro Sam Hanson is leading the rehearsal/workshops and will conduct the choir on the day, with Richard performing on piano.
The rehearsals are open to all, and are completely free! No previous experience necessary.
Wednesday 30th September 7pm-8pm
Wednesday 21st October 7pm-8pm
Wednesday 4th November 7pm-8pm
Wednesday 11th November 7pm-8pm
Wednesday 25th November 7pm-8pm
Rehearsals will take place at St Peter’s Church, Parkstone BH14 0NN
Work on the sculpture for the 2014 Carols By Candlelight service at St Peter’s Parkstone has begun. Called Lumin-Essence, the design involves two independent double stars (or Star of David’s) with a large candle suspended within the centre.
With the diameter of the outer star at 4 metres, design allows for either part of the wreath to be lowered to the ground.
“This will allow us to light 4 advent candles around the wreath every Sunday in the build up to Christmas” explains Richard McLester, the artist behind the sculpture. “It will also enable us to bring the central candle all the way to the floor, light it and then float it high in the nave of the church.”
Members of St Peter’s, Parkstone congregation Jon Dowty and Mike Wallis have taken up the task of making the sculpture reality, with more volunteers coming in later in the month to help decorate the sculpture with hundreds of poppies and barbed wire.
[Above] Jon and Mike begin the building of Lumin-Essence. The structure gives a total diameter of 4m.
Thank you to Wimborne Minster for hosting Richard McLester running another of his Road To GolgothaReflections Evenings. It was great to meet new people and explore the music from The Passion that Richard has composed and produced.
The next confirmed date is St Peter’s Bournemouth, 30th March 2015 – although more dates are pending! For all dates, click here…