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Beyond the Clouds

01 October
Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford
St Aldate's
Oxford
OX1 1DP

Beyond the Clouds at Christ Church Cathedral - Part of the Oxford Chamber Music Festival 2021
Beyond the Clouds at Christ Church Cathedral – Part of the Oxford Chamber Music Festival 2021

About Beyond the Clouds

Here is music that attempts to reconcile different spiritual worldviews – from the Hebraic chants used by Ravel and Bloch, to the impassioned fervour of a Russian mystic in Silouan’s Song, the childlike simplicity of Janacek’s carol – and to build a bridge to an all-encompassing spirituality in the Beatles’ late, great song.

In memory of a dear friend of the festival who devoted much of his life to the study and dissemination of the Judeo-Christian tradition. His legacy of beautiful icons and poetry survives him, as will the memory of his tireless support and nourishment of musicians, music-making and all artistic endeavour.

Book tickets

Janacek
Lord Jesus Christ is Born

Bloch
Jewish song ‘From Jewish Life’ (1924)

Pärt
Silouan’s Song (1991)

Bloch
Prayer

Fauré
Après un Rêve

Beatles
Across the Universe The Beatles Arr. J Marmen 1970

Ravel
Kaddish (1914)

Mitchell, Marmen, Hankey, Gore, Walther, Gibson-Cornish, Cassidy, O’Halloran, Frochaux, Carrasco-Hjelm, Hugo Ticciati