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Taking as its starting point the well-known hymn, Who would true valour see, with its familiar words by John Bunyan and fine tune, Monksgate, shall life inherit explores the concept of pilgrimage in a complex and often dark modern world; not as a devotional act, but more as a metaphor for seeking to find purpose and meaning to life. The texts, written and selected by librettist Martin Cawte, reflect on man's constant struggles with faith, doubt, fear and war, but mirroring the sentiments of Bunyan's original works, find solace in the prospect that love can conquer all.
Performed by the RGS Orchestra & Chorus, conducted by Peter White.
Soloists: Juliet Fraser, soprano, Joshua Ellicott, tenor, Jonathan Saunders, baritone.
Texts written and selected by Martin Cawte
'Spared' by kind permission of Wendy Cope