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Songs Of The Light – New Album Released!

Songs Of The LightThe new CD Songs Of The Light is finally here! Written to be performed as the launch of the art installation The Light, the songs follow the journey of the mythical figure Sulac as he goes in search of the light.

The cd booklet contains all of the words to the music, as well as photos from the launch of The Light in Poole, Dorset.

All of the music has been written and recorded by Richard McLester. St Peter’s Parkstone Parish Choir & Treble Soloist Zach Bullock appear on The Lowly Candle Flame (Track 10). The CD also includes songs such as Stars (Lead Me On) and Escape From The Flood.

All money raised from CD Sales will go directly back into the ongoing project “The Light” to help put on future community events, and fund workshops & mentoring sessions for those who get involved.

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Richard explains in a short film what you can expect from the upcoming project…

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Test Installation of THE LIGHT 2015

With just over a month to go before the first live performance in the Dolphin Shopping Centre, we’ve successfully installed The Light in local church St Peter’s Parkstone. Here’s a sneak preview…

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The Light Blue

The Light Red

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Photos from BBC South Today Interview


Here are some of the photos taken on the day that BBC South Today came and interviewed Richard McLester about the giant Advent Wreath Lumin-Essence.

Haven’t seen the video? Here’s the link to Youtube;

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Watch Richard McLester appear on BBC South Today!

bbc-south-today-logoJo Kent & BBC South Today News broadcast “live” from St Peter’s Church, Parkstone with artist, composer & musical director Richard McLester and Rector Father Michael Camp.

The artistic installation, titled Lumin-Essence is a giant advent wreath (measuring 4 metres in diameter) evoking memories of the fallen during the world wars.

Designed by Richard McLester specifically for Christmas 2014 (and the centenary of the First World War), presenter Jo Kent delves deeper into the story behind the artwork and community.

The project has been proudly sponsored by Coleman Insurance Brokers & Lumin-Essence Candle & Gifts Shop.

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Listen Again to Richard speaking on BBC Radio Solent

Tim Daykin _ BBC Radio Solent

Click below to hear Richard speaking on BBC Radio Solent about the advent wreath… (includes extracts of The Lowly Candle Flame, written by Richard McLester & sung by treble soloist Zach Bullock)

Images of the double-star Advent wreath “Lumin-Essence” designed by Richard McLester. The central star lowers to the ground to allow the candles to be lit. Proudly sponsored by Coleman Insurance Brokers and Lumin-Essence Candle & Gift Shop (Poole Dolphin Centre)

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