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Trailer for Songs Of The Light, Romsey released!

On 4th February 2017, over 250 singers from Romsey joined Richard McLester to perform Songs Of The Light under THE LIGHT, a giant illuminated art installation.

The full film contains the journey of The Light as well as behind the scenes footage. The interviews with the local community in Romsey taken at the end of 2016 will also be included.

The film also highlights issues surrounding Mental Health, one of the main themes of the project in Romsey.

The full film will be released for free onto YouTube. We hope it will allow those who took part the chance to relive the performance, and discover more about how the project came to be.

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Stars (Lead Me On)

Here’s a new track from Richard! One of Songs Of The Light, a subway proved the perfect location for the music video to Stars (Lead Me On)

Stars (Lead Me On).

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Film Premiere for The Light, Poole

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In 2015, artist Richard McLester and a small team designed a 4 metre globe called The Light. The installation hung in Poole Dolphin Shopping Centre over the Christmas period.

The Light was launched with a concert performance of Songs Of The Light – led by Richard McLester performing with a community choir conducted by Sam Hanson put together especially for the event.

During the event, a series of interviews with local community members was projected onto the globe.

Under film director Jordi Robert, the event was captured on film. Conical Sphere Media have since been editing the footage.

The result is a short film which tells the story of the performance & journey in 2015. The film includes The Lowly Candleflame – one of the highlights of Songs Of The Light – which features St Peter’s Parkstone Choir and members of the Wessex Youth Orchestra.

It’s a chance to see more of the community interviews, relive the performance and look forward to taking The Light to more communities.

Join us on Wednesday 28th September 2016
at The King Charles Inn (Banquet Hall) BH15 1JN, Poole Quay at 7.30pm.
** FIRST 30 PEOPLE GET A FREE DRINK!
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Download “Be Thou My Vision” – Poole Passion 2016

The Poole Passion is performed every two years in Poole, Dorset and is a huge community undertaking. The two and a half hour production culminates in a song performed as the whole cast leave the stage following in the footsteps of the risen Christ.

Be Thou My VisionIn the weeks leading up to the 2016 production, Richard McLester re-scored and produced the hymn Be Thou My Vision to make an uplifting finale to the drama.

Soprano vocals are sung by Shannen Knutsen, a soprano soloist from the University of Winchester.

If you don’t get the chance to come to any of the live performances, or would like a keep-sake from the production, you can download the mp3 file below.

Download Be Thou My Vision

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Photos from THE LIGHT 2015

Photos from The Light 2015!

Photos by Beth Hewitt


Photos by Derek Moore

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