Premiere of 'Their Kingdom, The Air' at Cheltenham College Chapel | Sunday 20 September 2015
'Their Kingdom, The Air' was commissioned by Cheltenham College as part of their commemorations for the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. It was premiered in a special evening service by the Choir in the beautiful setting of the College's stunning 1840's Chapel. Here is a clip from the service, with Hannah speaking about the piece.
The work for choir and organ is a setting of two lines from 'The Few' by Edward Shanks (1892 - 1953).
'This was their kingdom, the air, and it bore them like kings,
And they were the sheild for us all who dwelt under their wings.'