The Cool Web : A Robert Graves Oratorio is a new commemorative WW1 Centenary work for orchestra, choir and soloist, with music written by Jools Scott and a libretto of Robert Graves’ words compiled by Sue Curtis. The piece will be performed by the renowned chamber ensemble Endymion and Philharmonia Voices, supported by a children’s choir made up from schools in Bath, and conducted by Robin O’Neill. Baritone Soloist Edward Grint will be singing the role of the young Robert Graves. This represents a world-class ensemble, coming together for one night in a magnificent and historic setting, to premiere this exciting and deeply moving new work, which it is hoped will become part of the continuing repertoire of war commemoration.
The Oratorio will be followed by The Edith Cavell Story, a reading in celebration of the life of Edith Cavell, the WW1 British nurse who cared for soldiers from both sides without distinction and helped save the lives of 200 allied soldiers, an act for which she was executed.