Decca Records is releasing a new streaming series, Healing Light, presented by Karl Jenkins. The specially curated series of four mini-albums draws together music from the composer’s catalogue to help listeners find moments of solace, sanctuary, prayer, healing, hope and peace.
Four new digital collections presented by composer Karl Jenkins are released over coming weeks by Decca Records. The series of EP mini-albums are collectively titled Healing Light and draw upon the composer’s best-selling recordings on Decca and Deutsche Grammophon. The digital series, specially curated by Karl Jenkins, is launched on Friday 26 March with the first album Hope, sending a strong affirmative message to mark the year anniversary of the first lockdown in the UK and provide sanctuary during the continuing pandemic globally.
> Listen to and stream the Hope digital album
Karl Jenkins comments: “I’d like these tracks to reconnect you with music after what has been a difficult year for all of us: as people and for the recording industry and cultural life generally. The four collections of Healing Light are titled Hope, Rest, Healing and Peace which together cover the emotions, thoughts and experiences people have sought during this time. I hope these collections bring you some solace, consolation and enjoyment.”
The first digital collection, Hope, includes six tracks drawn from Gloria, Motets, In These Stones Horizons Sing, Karl Jenkins: Piano, Cantata Memoria and Adiemus Colores. Performers include singers Bryn Terfel, Elin Manahan Thomas and Rolando Villazón, guitarist Miloš Karadaglic, trumpeter Pacho Flores and choir Polyphony directed by Stephen Layton.
> Watch a video of Karl Jenkins introducing the album
Plans are developing for rescheduled post-pandemic performances in the UK, including the first tour of Karl Jenkins’s recent Miserere: Songs of Mercy and Redemption. Dates have been announced in Cardiff, Birmingham, Manchester and Nottingham for concerts conducted by the composer during Spring 2022.
> Further information on Work: Gloria
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