Wonderful to be asked to return to St John’s Heatherlands as part of the 60th Anniversary of their Pre-School. As part of this, I was asked to write a nursery rhyme for the children to sing (which they did last summer!) – and then we put on a special performance of Songs Of The Light this winter.
As well as the music, I had a series of filmed open conversations with local residents to explore the local community. These conversations were projected and displayed out at various stages of the performance.
Joining me for this performance was Stephanie Liney on recorder and poet Peter John Cooper.
The 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.