GSCC Member Event
Holiday Series ConcertsHymn to the Creator of Light, by John Rutter
John Rutter's beautiful double-choir motet, Hymn to the Creator of Light, was written for the dedication of the Herbert Howells memorial window in Gloucester Cathedral in 1992. Few music teachers in twentieth-century Britain were more influential than Howells, who greeted his first class at London's Royal College of Music in 1920 and his last over 50 years later. Rutter (b. 1945) carries Howells' torch in his dual roles as a prolific choral composer and conductor of the superb Cambridge Singers. As always, Rutter is sensitive to the text, but he does especially lovely work here with the word 'light'.