A Simple Easter – Maundy Thursday Performances
Thursday 28 March 2013
Lunchtime Performances – 12:30pm and 1:30pm
New Road Baptist Church, Oxford
“It is the combination of music, poetry and projections which makes this work so striking. Together they make the Easter story sound entirely new.”
Hazel Rowland – Christ Church Music Society President
A poignant and original telling of the Easter story that combines music by Dan Goren for solo cello performed by Bruno Guastalla, projections of etching by Michael Fell, and poetry by Maggie Goren read by Sheila Probert.
“In the somewhat godless age in which we live I think a central theme to my poetic interpretation of the prints was the natural element of doubt which is part of being human; Christ and his disciples experienced it, alongside Pilate, the Sanhedrin and in extension all of us seeking meaning to life, which can possibly only be overcome with continuing hope, faith and love. As far as what I might bring to this overwhelming dramatic and key story in all our lives, especially in its expression through music, literature, painting and sculpture across centuries is simply a very personal interpretation presented in a public forum, hopefully in that way bringing that story into daily life.
I have always felt that the ‘cello has the most human voice of nearly all orchestral instruments. Its tonal breadth and range evokes for me the deepest expression of human emotion…. so surely a fitting instrument to accompany the story of the Passion.”
Tickets : £5 / £3 on the door (or reserve yours by getting in touch)
Performace lasts c.25 minutes