Requiem – The English Chamber Choir 2018

Friday 9 November 2018 7pm

£10.00 — £25.00

Temple Church

Tickets for this performance are £25, £20 and £10.

English Chamber Choir

Elizabeth Weisberg soprano
Rebecca Taylor organ
William Vann conductor 

This concert is promoted by the English Chamber Choir

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Movements of the Requiem by different composers, interspersed with motets reflecting on the centenary of the 1918 Armistice.

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The English Chamber Choir perform a monumental programme, encompassing more than seven centuries of choral writing, from the earliest surviving polyphonic setting of the Requiem by Ockeghem to Will Todd’s 2014 setting of No More Sorrow.

Amongst movements of the Requiem Mass by nine composers including Victoria, Mozart, Fauré and Duruflé we hear music that reflects on this year’s centenary of the 1918 Armistice, including music dating from that year by Howells, Parry and Stanford.  Works by Arvo Pärt and James Macmillan also feature. 

At the core of the programme is Holst’s rarely performed Ode to Death, his 1919 commemoration of the war dead, in a new arrangement for choir and organ by Iain Farrington.      

Soprano Elizabeth Weisberg is guest soloist in works by Brahms and Lili Boulanger.

Full details at www.engishchamberchoir.co.uk

English Chamber Choir
Music Director Guy Protheroe

The English Chamber Choir return to the Temple Church following a successful concert in 2017. One of London’s leading and busiest vocal ensembles the Choir has been at the forefront of London’s musical life for over 40 years performing in all the major London concert venues.   

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