Redgrave composer’s profesionally-filmed work to be showcased in Palgrave

Redgrave composer Peter Creswell ANL-150929-115640001
Redgrave composer Peter Creswell ANL-150929-115640001

A Redgrave composer is to present a professionally-filmed performance of his work at Palgrave Community Centre next month.

Peter Creswell’s oratorio David was captured at a performance from St Mary’s Church in Diss last November, which featured members of The English National Opera, The Kingfisher Ensemble and the Redgrave Singers.

Following work from film engineer Ronnie Mehlis and sound expert David Holland, they have created a film from the performance, in which the life of the former Israel king is described. Ten cameras were installed in the church to film the performance, which will be showcased in high-definition at Palgrave Community Centre on Sunday, October 11 at 7.30pm.

Mr Creswell, organist and choir master at Fressingfield Church and founder of the Redgrave Singers said: “I think David must be regarded as one of my best works.

“It moves along and I was determined to keep it down to an hour each half and no longer. Everything is a bit slicker and tighter than the more traditional oratorios.

“I was bowled over (by the final film). That’s why I decided it was good enough to put it on to the public.”

A reception for the film starts at 6.45pm, while tickets, £10, are available from Wortham Post Office or the Redgrave Shop, or by phoning 01379 890650. Only 60 seats are available.