Concert: Mozart Requiem / J. Willcocks Lux Perpetua
Enjoy perhaps the most breath-taking of Mozart's choral works, plus a powerful 20th Century requiem by Jonathan Willcocks, in the opening concert of Worcester Festival Choral Society's 2019-20 season – all in the majestic surroundings of Worcester Cathedral (starts 7.30pm).
Commissioned by a mysterious patron and only partly completed by the time of his death in 1791, Mozart's much-loved Requiem is also one of choral music's most intriguing legends. From the mournful Lacrymosa to the fire and brimstone of the Dies Irae, this promises to be a stunning musical experience.
The concert also includes Lux Perpetua, written by Jonathan Willcocks in 1998 - a moving mini war requiem with a message of peace and unity.
Performing with the 150 members of the Choral Society will be the Meridian Sinfonia. Soloists are Alexandra Kidgell, soprano, Jennifer Westwood, contralto, Tom Robson, tenor and David Shipley, bass. Worcester Cathedral's Director of Music Samu
£10 - £25 from www.wfcs.online or Worcester Live Box Office tel: 01905 611427. Children 9-15 accompanying a paying adult admitted free (child ticket required, max one/adult). Parties of 10 or more: 10% off
8 College Yard Worcestershire WR1 2LA
Sat 16 Nov 2019