“Grace abounded and allowed me to dare to fix my gaze upon the Eternal Light, so deep, my vision was consumed in it! In the deep and bright essence of that exalted Light, I beheld the Love which moves the sun.” ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you to you wonderful people for the truly lovely birthday messages. It really does mean a lot to me. Well, what better way to spend a birthday than singing choral evensong at the largest Gothic cathedral in the world, the Cathedral of St John the Divine in New York City with the University of Aberdeen Chapel Choir. Come hear us today at 4pm. Music by Howells, Cullen and Vaughan Williams. ... See MoreSee Less
New York Review of my Requiem just in: “My colleague Frank Daykin wrote in an earlier review of Mr. Mealor that “if there ‘is’ a heaven, I want it to sound like the music of Paul Mealor.” One tends to understand why when listening to his Requiem – Mr. Mealor’s God is unfailingly compassionate, His judgment of souls is heavily tilted towards mercy, and all souls are worthy of Heaven. This work is filled with serene beauty from start to finish...
The use of tuned wine glasses in the final movement (Lux aeterna: And let there be a Heaven) provided an ethereal effect that was enchanting. When the very last vibrations of the wine glasses slowly died away, one could feel the entire audience holding their breath as one. Then a loud and extended standing ovation followed, richly deserved.” Jeffrey Williams, New York Review 2018. ... See MoreSee Less
Well, what can I say about last night’s US premiere of my Requiem at Carnegie Hall, New York City?! WOOOOOWW! What a performance from the most amazing choir of people from all over the world. It was a truly electric performance. Never have I witnessed such a brilliantly sudden standing ovation from that huge crowd! The audience wanted us to sing it again! Well done to all of the wonderful singers and soloists, the brilliant choir directors who trained them all so perfectly, the magnificent orchestra and the fabulous DCINY who organised and promoted the whole event so perfectly! Thank you too to my lovely friends who came and supported me and us! A particular shout-out to the guys from Australia and Ulster who made sure the after-show party was the event of a lifetime!!
How amazing and truly humbling it was, for me, to hear such heart-wrenching stories from people who have suffered so much but who’s souls were lifted so very high last night. Well done one and all!
“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”
“When it looks like the sun isn't going to shine any more, God puts a rainbow in the clouds. Each one of us has the possibility, the responsibility, the probability to be the rainbow in the clouds.”