J S Bach: Jesu Meine Freude
Vaughan Williams: Mass In G Minor
Eleanor Daley: Requiem
J S Bach: Komm, Jesu, Komm
Saturday 11 November 2017, 7.30pm
St Mary Redcliffe, Bristol
Ticket Prices: £10 - £20
(Students and under 25s: £5 - subject to availability)
Christopher Finch - conductor
Nigel Nash - organ
We start the season with a concert of reflection and remembrance. Two of Bach's incomparable motets, whose brilliance and beauty are recognised the world over, set a contemplative tone that prompts reflection on mortality and spiritual journeying.
Vaughan Williams's Mass in G minor is one of the most beautiful large-scale a cappella sacred choral works of the twentieth century, stylistically grounded in the musical styles of the Elizabethan period whilst also incorporating elements of ancient chant. Toronto composer Eleanor Daley's Requiem is a work of sensitivity and introspection, using texts from the traditional Roman Catholic requiem mass, biblical psalms and contemporary poetry. Premiered by the Elmer Iseler Singers in 1993, it was awarded the National Choral Award for Outstanding Choral Composition the following year by the Association of Canadian Choral Conductors.
Supporting the Royal Bristish Legion