The Gisborne Singers perform Sir Karl Jenkins’ Cantata Memoria
Cantata Memoria commemorates the Aberfan tragedy of 21 October 1966. It was on this day that 116 children and 28 adults perished when a coal spoil tip enveloped the school and some houses in South Wales.
The choir will combine with a professional orchestra, young voices and two soloists. We are delighted to announce that our soprano soloist is a young local former choir member, Rosemary Cocklin, who is returning for her first solo performance with us. The baritone soloist is long time favourite Manfred Pohlenz.
The work is a deeply moving piece; sensitively and beautifully written.