James Whitbourn: The Twenty-Eight Times
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The Twenty-Eight Times is a Vocal piece composed by British composer and conductor James Whitbourn.
The Twenty-Eight Times was commissioned by the United Westminster Schools and Grey Coat Hospital Foundation to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, and performed in Westminster Abbey on 25 October 2013 by the choir of Queen Anne’s school, Caversham.
This ancient Hebrew text from Ecclesiastes (Qoheleth) was a favourite of President Kennedy and formed part
of the Eulogy delivered at his funeral service on 25 November 1963. He was assassinated on 22 November 1963.