Alex Freeman’s choral symphony scored success

Alex Freeman’s new choral symphony Ghost Light is a commission from the Helsinki Music Centre Choir. It was originally written to celebrate the choir’s 10th anniversary. Ghost Light 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, Rob Hardy and others. Nils Schweckendiek conducted the premiere with the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra on 11 November 2022.