Edge Chamber Choir Concert
The programme is Durufle's well-loved version of the Requiem Mass and a little-known dramatic piece entitled Cantos Sagrados by James MacMillan.
The Durufle Requiem is a work of sublime beauty. It is more intense than Faure's setting but still full of delicious harmony and plainchant references. The organist for this concert, Hilary Norris, is an extremely accomplished player and will bring the fiery and fiendish organ accompaniment to life.
MacMillan's Cantos Sagrados, is a work that their conductor, Ros Crouch, has wanted to perform for quite a while. “When I first heard it,” says Ros, “I was electrified by this amazing, dramatic piece. I immediately bought a copy and made up my mind that it was something that Edge had to perform. The combination of the searing, almost shouted, words about the disappeared in Latin America and the traditional religious texts sung in the background is stunning. No one ought to miss hearing this memorable music.”
St Michael’s, Tenbury Wells on Saturday 11 May, starting at 7.30pm.
Tickets cost £8 and can be purchased online at www.musicatstmichaelschurch.wordpress.com,
by phone 01905 0426998 or on the door.
St Michael’s Church, Oldwood Road, near Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire WR15 8EN
Sat 11 May 2019