We've teamed up with EMI Classics and Rambert Dance Company to offer you the chance to win one of five copies of Eternal Light: A Requiem, a new work by the award-winning British composer and internationally acclaimed broadcaster, Howard Goodall.
Well-known as the composer of the themes to Mr. Bean, Black Adder, Vicar of Dibley and Red Dwarf, Goodall is also a prodigious composer of choral music and this unusual setting of the liturgical service is performed by Christ Church Cathedral Choir, Oxford and London Musici, conducted by Stephen Darlington with soloists Natasha Marsh, Alfie Boe and Christopher Maltman.
Commissioned by Mark Stephenson on behalf of London Musici to celebrate the orchestra's 20th anniversary, Eternal Light: A Requiem is a stand-alone choral work that will have its London premiere in November 2008 in an exciting collaborative version for choir, soloists, orchestra and dance. The dance, Eternal Light, commissioned by Sadler's Wells Theatre, will be performed by Rambert Dance Company, its associate orchestra London Musici and Christ Church Cathedral Choir, Oxford. Rambert Dance Company and its artistic director, Mark Baldwin, worked closely with Howard Goodall from the conception of the project to find ways in which the themes of the Requiem might be explored further in dance.
The result of this collaboration is a work that should appeal to a broad-based audience. Following the premiere, Rambert Dance Company will tour Eternal Light nationally across the UK. Over seventy dates have already been confirmed, including the London premiere, which will take place at Sadler's Wells on Armistice Day (November 11), the 90th anniversary of the end of World War I.
For your chance to win your very own copy of Howard Goodall's Eternal Light: A Requiem, simply answer the question below:
What is the name of the dance company who are touring Eternal Light?
a) Ramworth Dance Company
b) Rambert Dance Company
c) Ramsgate Dance Company
Email your answer, name and address to firstname.lastname@example.org by 30 September 2008. Please indicate if you do not wish to receive further correspondence.
Rambert Dance Company will be touring the full work for soloists, choir, orchestra and dancers on the following dates:
ETERNAL LIGHT TOUR 2008
The Lowry, Salford, 25-27 September
Wycombe Swan, High Wycombe, 8-11 October
Norwich Theatre Royal, 16-18 October
Edinburgh Festival Theatre, 29-31 October
Theatre Royal Bath, 6-8 November
Sadler's Wells, London, 11-15 November
Malvern Theatres, Malvern, 19-22 November
Theatre Royal, Plymouth, 26-29 November
Visit www.rambert.org.uk for tour details.
See also our other current competition to win Sir John Eliot Gardiner's new Brahms disc.
Rules, terms and conditions: 1. This competition is organised by MusicalCriticism.com and EMI Classics. 2. MusicalCriticism.com reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition at any time without prior notice. Any changes will be posted within the competition notice. 3. In the event of a dispute regarding the terms and conditions, conduct, results and all other matters relating to this competition, the decision of the Editor or Deputy Editor shall be final and no correspondence or discussion shall be entered into. 4. The competition is open to residents of the UK only. 5. Contributors and employees, their associates and members of their families and households are not eligible to enter. 6. Only one entry per person is permitted for this competition. 7. Entries received after the closing date of 30 September 2008 will be automatically disqualified. No purchase required. 8. The winners will be chosen at random after the closing date, from all correct entries received by 11.59pm on 30 September 2008. 9. Prizes are non-transferable. No cash alternatives will be offered. The winner will be notified by email and the prize delivered by post.