Yearning For The Light



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.