Haggadah (The Telling) (2010)
"Nailsworth's 'Last Supper' inspires stunning new choral piece." (Stephen Earley)
It's quite simple really - I heard that St. George's Church, Nailsworth (where my school held its annual Carol Service) had commissioned an artist (Lorna May Wadsworth) to paint a mural based on The Last Supper. So I went to the vicar, Stephen Earley (a real livewire - he even got the congregation to clap after our carols!) and said' I'd love to write some music for the unveiling service for the painting.' And Stephen said 'Fine'. There you go - told you it was simple..
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Click here to read the vicar's account of how it came to be...
Click here to read what I said in the service....
Click here for a review of the evening...
"Michael's new piece was performed that evening by a 40-strong choir which moved and enthralled the congregation."