From the Herts Advertiser:
TWENTY five years of music making will be marked by Carillon in their fourth concert of the current season at St Saviour’s Church in St Albans next Saturday, May 12.
To celebrate the anniversary, the choir has commissioned a 12-minute piece for voices and harp from Elis Pehkonen, who, despite his Finnish-sounding name, was born in Norfolk.
Entitled Visions in a Dream, it is based on adaptations of the unfinished poem Kubla Khan by Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
There are seven contrasted visions, interrupted twice by the Person from Porlock, whom Coleridge blamed for the poem’s incompleteness. This speaking role will be played by David Ireson, suitably clad for the occasion.