The Burning Boy at the Three Choirs Festival

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(John Linnell - The Harvest Cradle)

(John Linnell - The Harvest Cradle)

After its Cornwall premiere in 2017 by the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, The Burning Boy comes to the Three Choirs Festival in a concert performance. Based on a libretto by the much loved Cornish poet Charles Causley, the story is based on the Biblical tale of the boy struck down in the harvest field and his being brought back to life by the prophet Elisha. It mixes this narrative with the mystery of death and rebirth and firmly places the action in a West Country location. For full details of performance time, tickets etc, please visit the Three choirs Festival website here: https://3choirs.org/whats-on/the-burning-boy/

Composer Stephen McNeff, who frequently collaborated with Causley, has done him proud posthumously — setting his lines to music that is frequently lyrical and folky, but also harmonically alive to the mystical shadows behind the words… Richard Morrison, The Times

Charles Causley - by Stan Simmonds  For more on Charles Causley’s work, go to:  https://causleytrust.org

Charles Causley - by Stan Simmonds

For more on Charles Causley’s work, go to: https://causleytrust.org

Stephen McNeff