Alex Freeman's stunning choral symphony scored success

Alex Freeman's choral symphony Ghost Light received its world premiere on 11 November. It was a commission from the Helsinki Music Centre Choir to celebrate its 10th anniversary. It is a stunning, expansive, 50-minute work for chorus and symphony orchestra, drawing upon the ecstatic optimism and imagery in the poetry of Walt Whitman and others. Nils Schweckendiek conducted the premiere with the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra. You can see and hear the concert on Helsinki-kanava until 25. November.