Path of Miracles
Joby Talbot’s Path of Miracles, written in 2005, was inspired by the Camino de Santiago: the great medieval pilgrimages to the Compostela de Santiago; the final resting place of the body of St. James.
A large-scale work for a cappella choir, Path of Miracles evokes four of the major staging posts on the route: Roncesvalles in the Pyrenees in Northern Spain, the cathedral cities of Burgos and León and Santiago de Compostela itself.
Widely recognised as one of the most original and compelling choral works of our time, Path of Miracles is an exhilarating and profoundly moving musical journey.
Gloriana is thrilled to be presenting the Melbourne premiere of Path of Miracles. We look forward to seeing you there.
"We have walked out of the lives we had
And will return to nothing, if we live,
Changed by the journey, face and soul alike.
Santiago, primus ex apostolis,
Defender of pilgrims, warrior for truth,
Take from our backs the burdens of this life,
What we have done, who we have been;
Take them as fire takes the cloth
They cast into the sea at Finisterre.
Holy St. James, great St James,
God help us now and evermore."
Gloriana Chamber Choir directed by Andrew Raiskums
Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, cnr of Rathdowne and Pelham Sts, Carlton