Karl Jenkins: premiere of Lamentation in Swansea

from Boosey & Hawkes

The new score by composer Karl Jenkins sets Lament for Syria, a poem by 13-year-old refugee Amineh Abou Kerech which won last year’s Betjeman Poetry Prize for young poets.

The Swansea International Festival plays host to the world premiere on 6 October of Lamentation, the new work for mezzo-soprano, cello, chorus and orchestra by Karl Jenkins. The commissioned score sets the poem Lament for Syria by the young refugee Amineh Abou Kerech, which won the 2017 Betjeman Poetry Prize for young poets aged 10-13.

Photo: Rhys Frampton
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