Ealing World Premier for Oratorio
Ecclesiastes to be performed at St Barnabas Church
Ealing's St Barnabas Church will play host to a musical world premier at the end of this month.
Fom his early twenties onwards Graham has sung bass in a variety of choirs, including Ealing Choral Society. He describes himself as 'a self-confessed computer geek' and says when composition software became available he downloaded a copy and started 'fooling around'. He created the song cycle, A Christian Journey, and now an oratorio.
Graham writes: The Old Testament book of Ecclesiastes is an oddity in biblical terms. It contains no stories, no prophecy, no rules for a godly life. It is an essay on the human condition which attempts to reconcile philosophy and faith.
To fill this space, the composer has embellished the philosopher's time as king, linking the philosophical sections with the story of an 'everyking'. The king's story is told in flashback to link the biblical writer's commentary on life and God.
It will take place at 7.30pm on 30 July 2016 in St Barnabas Church, Ealing, W5.
For more details see www.grahamandrewmusic.com
6 July 2016