Fauré Requiem

Fauré Requiem

Mendelssohn ‘O for the Wings of a Dove’
Wagner Siegfried Idyll
Schubert Mass in G

Saturday 30 April 2022, 7.30pm

Richard Cooke conductor
Canterbury Choral Society
CCS Youth Choir

Katy Hill soprano
Greg Tassell tenor
Richard Bannan bass

VENUE: Canterbury Cathedral

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

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Tickets for Family Carols, Fauré Requiem and Beethoven Missa Solemnis

Available from Canterbury Festival Box Office:
Tel: 01227 457568
In person: Monday–Friday: 10am–5pm, Festival House, 8 Orange Street, Canterbury, CT1 2JA
Online: www.canterburyfestival.co.uk – Visit event page and click ‘Book Tickets’

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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 resources

Requiem (Fauré) Wikipedia
Requiem (Gabriel Fauré) on ClassicFM
Encyclopaedia Britannica
BBC Proms 2016: Requiem – Pie Jesu (Gabriel Fauré)