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The enchanting 20th century classic

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Duruflé Requiem

Duruflé’s beautiful Requiem takes ancient Gregorian chant and uses it in a contemporary setting, full of the contemplative music that makes this piece one of the most loved by singers and audiences alike. 

This arrangement of the Requiem uses organ and solo cello, creating an intimate atmosphere that’s perfect for our venue – Holy Trinity Church in Guildford’s historic High Street. More than one commentator has described the work as ‘sumptuous’ – although there are certainly moments of passion and drama that add to the musical impact.

The programme for this concert is all about the wonder – and power – of singing. We’ve included three pieces that we sang to great acclaim in our tour of Latvia and Estonia in 2018: Arvo Pärt’s The Beatitudes, Rihards Dubra’s O Crux Ave and Eriks Ešenvalds’ Trinity Te Deum. And we’re delighted to be singing Jonathan Dove’s Seek him that maketh the seven stars, and Charles-Marie Widor’s Sing! – an arrangement of the famous Widor Toccata by Sir David Willcocks.

So join our joyful singers and our superb professional soloists for an evening to celebrate singing!

Please note: This is a Friday performance.

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Programme

Jonathan Dove:

Bless the Lord, O my soul

Louis Vierne:

Carillon de Westminster

Arvo Pärt:

The Beatitudes

Rihards Dubra:

O Crux ave

Ēriks Ešenvalds:

Trinity Te Deum

Jonathan Dove:

Seek him that maketh the seven stars

Charles-Marie Widor:

Sing!
Maurice Duruflé:Requiem

 

Performers

Vivace Chorus conducted by Jeremy Backhouse