Fauré’s Requiem: Music for Reflection and Hope
The Bach Choir and the Philharmonia Orchestra join forces for a moving performance featuring two of Fauré’s best-loved choral works.
This concert continues the Bach Choir's strong tradition of both heritage and innovation, as Fauré’s Requiem and Cantique de Jean Racine are paired with two new works composed during lockdown.
Vision of a Garden, by Ivor Novello award-winner Richard Blackford, sets a moving text by choir member Peter Johnstone.
It incorporates text from diaries written for Johnstone by NHS staff during his many weeks on a ventilator to battle and overcome Covid-19.
The concert begins with The Promise of Dawn – an emotive unaccompanied work presented alongside a powerful short film.
Vaughan Williams' Tallis Fantasia showcases the trademark warmth and beauty of the Philharmonia’s string section.
The more than 150 singers of the Bach Choir return to the concert platform with an afternoon of reflection and hope for the future.
- Philharmonia Orchestra
- David Hill conductor
- Katy Hill soprano
- Gareth Brynmor John baritone
- The Bach Choir
- Anna Lapwood presenter
- Gabriel Jackson: The Promise of Dawn for chorus (World premiere)
- Tallis: Why fum'th in fight
- Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis
- Richard Blackford: Vision of a Garden for baritone, chorus & string orchestra (World premiere)
- Fauré: Cantique de Jean Racine; Requiem
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