Here are some more photos of The Light, Romsey Abbey. We particularly love the two images taken by Ken Gibson because they show off how the globe illuminated the interior of the Abbey as it changed colour.
Richard McLester releases a new CD, called Songs Of The Light. The songs, written to be performed as the launch of the art installation The Light, follow the journey of a mythical figure Sulac as he goes in search of the light. It’s a journey of discovery, exploration, sadness & loss but also one of hope.
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 track The Lowly Candle Flame. The CD also includes songs such as Stars (Lead Me On) and Escape From The Flood.
NOT FOR PROFIT. 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.
On 28th September 2016, Conical Sphere Music invited everyone to a film premiere of The Light, Poole. The evening featured the Golden Cow Awards, a chance to recognise all of the hard work that has gone into the project.
In 2015, artist Richard McLester and a small team designed and built The Light. The art installation, which is a 4 metre diameter globe of light hung in Poole Dolphin Shopping Centre 10 weeks over the 2015 Christmas period.
THE LIGHT Live Performance, Poole.
On 26th November 2015, the installation was launched with a concert showcase of Songs Of The Light – led by Richard McLester (http://www.richardmclester.com) performing with a community choir that was put together especially for the event.
During the event, a series of interviews with local community members was projected onto the globe.
The full film includes footage from the concert, interviews that were projected out onto The Light as well as footage from The Lowly Candle Flame, which features Lumin-Essence, the double hanging Christmas Wreath which had been designed by Richard McLester the year previously. This footage features choristers from St Peter’s Parkstone Parish Choir and musicians from i>Wessex Youth Orchestra.
Music written and produced by Richard McLester for The Poole Passion will feature on BBC Songs Of Praise on Easter Sunday 27th March 2016.
A credit to Conical Sphere Group (which is made up of Conical Sphere Media Ltd and Conical Sphere Music CIC) appeared on the BBC website in connection with the broadcast.
The music is taken from The Road To Golgotha, the 50 minute soundtrack to The Passion of Christ produced by Richard McLester in 2014. The music features a cross-section of genres, from contemporary pop music to choral and classical, as well as the original Aramaic language from the time of Christ.
For 2016, Director of Music for The Poole Passion Richard McLester was joined by June Boyce-Tillman MBE and two interns from Winchester University.
www.richardmclester.com – homepage of the musician, artist and composer Richard McLester. Richard is known for large scale art installations and performances, from giant start sculptures and advent wreaths, to an impressive hanging globe of light. Find out more…