It was a wonderful night of tribute and celebration at Christ Church Cathedral to at one wish, acknowledge the occasion of Eric Sweeney’s retirement from teaching at WIT and in a more creative sense give glorious testament to his contribution to this city as a composer with an international reputation.

Eric Sweeney conducted the assembled choir and orchestra for his wonderful composition, Hymn to Gaia, a cantata of powerful imagery and significance, proclaiming that “nothing is ever really lost.”