21 October 2013
A memorial service for Jonathan Harvey, Composer of Wagner Dream was held at St John's College Chapel, Cambridge, on Saturday 19 October.
Sophie Rashbrook, Nicholas John Trainee Dramaturg, represented WNO at the memorial service.
She said "It was a beautiful tribute to his life, with a warm-hearted address from Martin Neary, and radiant singing by the Choir of St John’s College, who gave haunting performances of two of Jonathan’s pieces: "I love the Lord" and "The Annunciation". The choice of readings and music made a wonderful reflection of this deeply spiritual man, whose musical gifts and humanity touched many people".
In our 2013 summer season, WNO presented the UK staged première of Jonathan Harvey's 2007 opera, Wagner Dream.