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Digital performance

Curate – Spiritual Borderlands

Published Monday 30 August 2021

The music in this programme has been specifically chosen to give you time and space to think, ponder and meditate if you so wish. I encourage you to allow yourself a contemplative and/or spiritual journey without the pressure of a destination. Be still, listen, and embrace the spiritual borderlands.

If you wish to use meditation, I recommend Buddhist teacher and author Thich Nhat Hanh. I first came across him when I discovered a book he wrote that explores the many shared philosophies and teachings of Christianity and Buddhism. It demonstrates the beauty of people coming together to learn from one another and open their minds to other ideas. His written meditations have such a simple beauty, their focus on compassion and living in the present remind us of core truths and values to live by.

I’ve chosen four short meditations to fit with each of the pieces in the programme. Feel free to use them or perhaps explore other meditations.


We are grateful to The Radcliffe Trust, Garrick Charitable Trust and Idlewild Trust for their support of the Curate series.


  1. Caroline Pether Violin
  2. Roberto Ruisi Violin
  3. Kim Becker Viola
  4. Waynne Kwon Cello
  5. Tavener, arr. S.Parkin The Lamb
  6. Arvo Pärt Summa
  7. Haydn The Seven Last Words of Christ - Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit
  8. Monk, arr. S.Parkin Abide With Me

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