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Sat, 23 Sept



Duruflé Requiem - Nottingham Chamber Singers

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Duruflé Requiem - Nottingham Chamber Singers
Duruflé Requiem - Nottingham Chamber Singers

Time & Location

23 Sept 2023, 20:00 – 24 Sept 2023, 22:00

Nottingham, Cathedral Church of St Barnabas, N Circus St, Nottingham NG1 5AE, UK

About the event

Nottingham Chamber Singers Nottingham Classical Players

Emily Hodkinson mezzo-soprano, Peter Siepmann organ, Rachel Parkes conductor

Duruflé Requiem & Quatre Motets Sur Des Themes Gregoriens

Fauré Cantique de Jean Racine

Lili Boulanger Pie Jesu

Elgar Sospiri

Franck Psalm 150

The Music

From the opening organ rumblings of Franck’s grand and sparkling Psalm 150, to the brooding pre-war angst of Lili Boulanger’s Pie Jesu and Elgar’s achingly beautiful Sospiri,  we aim to give you a flavour of the styles and sensibilities of some of  the greatest Romantics of the 19th and 20th Centuries. Relax into Faure’s well-known and beloved cantique de Jean Racine, and lose yourself in the ancient chants that expand and unfurl in Maurice Duruflé’s uplifting Quatre Motets.

The second half of the concert will be devoted to Duruflé’s profoundly moving and deeply consoling Requiem, a work you will be guaranteed to fall in love with as the melodies linger long afterwards in your memory.

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