The Light, Romsey 2017

A *** HUGE HUGE THANK YOU *** to everyone who was involved in putting on Songs Of The Light in Romsey Abbey!!

In the coming weeks, we will be launching the filmed documentary of performance.

If you would like to notified of the release, please add your email to the mailing list…

If you would like to relive the music, please buy the CD (available here). All money raised will go back into the project to help fund future performances, workshops & mentoring.

The Light is going to Romsey!

THE LIGHT is coming to Romsey!

The Light will be installed in Romsey Abbey for the whole of February 2017. On 4th February 2017, choirs from Dorset and Hampshire will gather together to join Richard singing Songs Of The Light as the installation is launched.

Please do take the opportunity to come and explore the installation, which will be used to highlight the issues of mental health – or come to the spectacular launch ceremony!


What will it look like?
To launch the art installation, we’ll be putting on a spectacular concert called Songs Of The Light. Here are some screenshots from our 3D Visualiser (everything to scale!)…



Key Partners

romsey-abbey-logoRomsey Abbey, hosts of The Light for February 2017. The beautiful abbey dates back to Norman times and is located in the heart of Romsey town centre.

Romsey Abbey Choir will also be joining Richard for the opening ceremony to sing Songs of the Light.

romsey-school-logoThe Romsey School Academy located within sight of Romsey Abbey, is a mixed community academy in Romsey, Hampshire, England.

Year 7 will be joining the opening ceremony in February 2017 to join Richard singing Songs of the Light.

st-peters-parkstone-logoSt Peter’s Parkstone is one of Dorset’s largest and most beautiful churches and the birthplace of The Light.

St Peter’s, Parkstone is the key rehearsal location in Poole & the community choir from Poole will meet here and join Richard in February 2017 singing Songs of the Light.

cs-media-app-icon-512x512-iiConical Sphere Media provide the IT & PR backbone to The Light, including all of the web & graphic design, film & photography and project management. Without this support, our project wouldn’t happen…

The Story…

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

On 26th November 2015, the installation was launched with a concert performance of Songs Of The Light – led by Richard McLester performing with a community choir conducted by Sam Hanson, that was put together especially for the event.

The project also included interviewing various different members of the local community in Poole. During the live performance, clips of the interviews were projected out onto the globe.

Throughout 2016, Richard McLester & Conical Sphere Media have been editing and producing all of the footage – which also includes footage from The Lowly Candleflame shot in January 2015.

THE LIGHT Live Performance, Poole Dolphin Shopping Centre.

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