Fauré Requiem

Fauré
Requiem

Mendelssohn Hear my Prayer
(O for the Wings of a Dove)
Wagner Siegfried Idyll
Schubert Mass in G

Saturday 21 March 2020, 7.30pm

Richard Cooke conductor
Canterbury Choral Society
CCS Youth Choir

English Chamber Orchestra
Katy Hill soprano
Richard Bannan bass
Nicholas Todd tenor

VENUE: Canterbury Cathedral

Sponsored by the Henry Oldfield Trust
in memory of Sir Ronald McIntosh

Concert information

We are delighted to welcome back the internationally-renowned English Chamber Orchestra (ECO) – the world’s most recorded orchestra, for this concert of much-loved works. The historic performance by Ernest Lough of ‘O for the Wings of a Dove’ became the world’s first recording to sell a million copies. Fauré’s Requiem has for long been admired for its understated depth, lyrical warmth and intensity – less obviously dramatic than Verdi and Brahms, but of an equal stature, and a favourite for choir singers. Schubert’s enchanting Mass in G reveals the rich vein of lyricism and passion which was to follow throughout his short but prolific life. This is a concert of delight and also includes Felix Mendelssohn Hear my Prayer (O for the Wings of a Dove), Richard Wagner Siegfried Idyll and Franz Schubert Mass in G.

 


Fauré Requiem online resources

Requiem (Fauré) Wikipedia
Requiem (Gabriel Fauré) on ClassicFM
YouTube
Encyclopaedia Britannica
BBC Proms 2016: Requiem – Pie Jesu (Gabriel Fauré)
gramophone.co.uk

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