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Screening for film of Diss performance of local composer’s work

PUBLISHED: 16:26 01 May 2019

A filmed performance of David by Redgrave composer Peter Creswell is being screened in Diss. Picture: InterMediArte

A filmed performance of David by Redgrave composer Peter Creswell is being screened in Diss. Picture: InterMediArte

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A performance of a work by a local composer that was filmed in Diss is to return for a screening in the town.

Composer and producer Peter Creswell at Diss Church. Picture: Sonya DuncanComposer and producer Peter Creswell at Diss Church. Picture: Sonya Duncan

Musician and composer Peter Creswell, who lives in Redgrave, wrote his oratorio David in 2008.

It was performed in Redgrave and in 2014, in St Mary's Church in Diss with professional singers, including members of the English Nastional Opera, supported by the Kingfisher Sinfonietta and the Redgrave Singers.

This performance was professionally filmed using 10 cameras that were installed in the church.

The resulting film is now to get a screening at Diss Corn Hall on May 4, yards from where the performance took place.

David is a major classical work on the scale of Elijah or The Creation. It opens with the relationship between the young David and King Saul and leads to the story of the love affair between David and Bathsheba.

The filmed performance include soloists Julie Roberts (soprano), Jennifer Hewes (contralto), Selina Hawker (soprano), Paul Hewes (baritone), Richard Edgar-Wilson (tenor), Gavin Horsley (bass), Mark Saberton (bass) and Michael Burke (baritone).

Mr Creswell, organist and choir master at Fressingfield Church and founder of the Redgrave Singers, will be present at the screening to introduce the film.

• David is being screened at Diss Corn Hall on May 4, 7.30pm, £10, 01379 652241, disscornhall.co.uk


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