Yearning For The Light [Radio Ulster]

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20191009

50 years since the start of the Northern Ireland Troubles, John Toal introduces a live concert from the Ulster Hall in Belfast with soprano Ruby Hughes, Codetta choir and the Ulster Orchestra, conducted by David Brophy.

Featuring music and readings on the theme of conflict and its aftermath, it will incorporate new music commissions from BBC programmes about The Troubles, including an upcoming film Lost Lives. The concert will reflect on the cost of violent conflict and hopes for a more peaceful future. It will also deal with experiences that are both local and universal, immediate and timeless.

John Toal introduces the Ulster Orchestra and special guests in Yearning for the Light.

2019100920200216 (RU)

A special concert of music and readings about conflict and its aftermath. John Toal introduces this live concert recording from the Ulster Hall in Belfast with soprano Ruby Hughes, Codetta choir and the Ulster Orchestra, conducted by David Brophy.

The concert includes several recent BBC music commissions from the soundtracks of Lost Lives and Spotlight on the Troubles: A Secret History. And it concludes with a new piece by Neil Martin, Richard Hill, Charlie Graham and Mark Gordon, Yearning for the Light – from which the concert takes its title.

The concert is a meditation on suffering and hopes for renewal. Its themes are both local and universal, immediate and timeless.

Executive Producer: Mark Adair
Producer: Richard Yarr

John Toal introduces the Ulster Orchestra and special guests in Yearning for the Light.

20191009

50 years since the start of the Northern Ireland Troubles, John Toal introduces a live concert from the Ulster Hall in Belfast with soprano Ruby Hughes, Codetta choir and the Ulster Orchestra, conducted by David Brophy.

Featuring music and readings on the theme of conflict and its aftermath, it will incorporate new music commissions from BBC programmes about The Troubles, including an upcoming film Lost Lives. The concert will reflect on the cost of violent conflict and hopes for a more peaceful future. It will also deal with experiences that are both local and universal, immediate and timeless.

John Toal introduces the Ulster Orchestra and special guests in Yearning for the Light.