Addison Singers To Premiere “The Gravity Of Kindness”
The Addison Singers will premiere a newly commissioned work at their concert on 7th December 2019. Local resident and award winning composer Howard Goodall was commissioned to write The Gravity Of Kindness. This was one of three pieces commissioned by the Addison Singers in memory of Cathy Bereznicki.
Howard tells Chiswickbuzz that the poem “Kindness” by Palestinian/American writer Naomi Shihab Nye, was one that he’d been carrying with him for some time. The poem forms the basis for his new work, together with part of the well-known 16th century ‘Coventry Carol’ (Lully, lullay, thou little tiny child’) and a traditional Mexican lullaby, ‘Arroro mi Niño’.
Chris Bezant dropped in on a rehearsal to chat with Howard Goodall and the Addison Singers’ Musical Director, David Wordsworth.