The Trial

Year: December 2015

Voices: Double SATB Choir and actor

Duration: 6:40”

Text: English, compiled by the composer from various Gospel accounts.

Difficulty: 5

Performance History: Performed by the CMG Vocal Group in Cardiff University at their annual showcase concert in May 2016

About: The Trial is a theatre piece that depicts the two choirs as the Pharisees, Roman and Jewish crowds who put Jesus Christ on trial and demanded his death. Throughout, Christ stands silent and calm in the face of their hatred, until his great declaration that they shall see him coming in victory at the end of time. The piece then ends with the frantic violence of the crowd shouting for his crucifixion.

Awards: First Prize in the Feis Ceoil Choral Composition Competition 2017 adjudicated by Raymond Deane. First Place in the 3rd International Kastalsky Choral Composition Competition 2018.

 

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