Italian composer Ennio Morricone may be best known for his soundtracks for spaghetti westerns, but he also wrote music for many other types of film. The Gurt Lush repertoire includes a number of pieces from his score for the 1986 film The Mission, in which 18th century Spanish Jesuits try to protect a remote South American Indian tribe from the danger of slavery under Portuguese rule. The clip to the right shows Morricone's setting of Ave Maria in the context of the film - and includes an English translation of the words - but the soundtrack music is more clearly heard using this link.
Morricone himself conducted a live performance of Ave Maria in Santiago, Chile, in 2008; the choir here is the Coro Sinfónico de la Universidad de Chile.
Sunday 17 September
Busking on the Peaceful Portway
Sat 23rd September
2.00 - 3.00, Mina Rd Railway Tunnel for the St Werburghs Arts Trail.
Joint Concert with People of Note, St Pauls Church, Bedminster
Saturday 9 December
Monday 11 December
Radio Bristol / Bristol Post Carol Concert, Colston Hall
Saturday 16 December
Christmas Concert, St Albans Church
Friday 22 December
Carol Singing, Bristol Heart Institute Atrium
3 March 2018
CoMA, The Festival of Contemporary Music for All