The text of Rabindranath Tagore’s poem Where is Heaven? inspired me to write a piece with dramatic turns and a peaceful ending. His words flow like river water; quite often they tend to turn into shallow rapids and restless waves. But Tagore's stories usually find a calm ending, which here gives space for a beautiful thought to rise up from the peaceful, wide and deep river, glorifying life.
Where is Heaven?
for mixed choir and chimes/handbells ad libitum
Ruth McCartney MBE and the Chapel Choir of Methodist College Belfast to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the opening of Methodist College
SSAATTBB, chimes (ad lib.)
Rabindranath Tagore (1861–1941)
Chapel Choir of Methodist College Belfast and conductor Ruth McCartney MBE during the school’s Gala Easter Concert in Belfast’s Waterfront Hall on 14 March 2019