Fauré Requiem

Sat 20 Apr 7:30pm

From £5.00 to £25.00

Snape Maltings Concert Hall

Part of Easter Weekend

Saturday 20 April 2019 - 7.30pm

With Bach's music for solo violin

Britten Sinfonia
Thomas Gould violin
Soprano Emma Walshe
Baritone Stephen Kennedy
Nigel Short conductor

Fauré Requiem 36’
Bach Partita No.2 in D for solo violin 30’
and chorales from cantatas and the St Matthew and St John Passions

Fauré’s Requiem favours serenity, joy and liberation over the dread and terror employed by most composers in settings of the Mass of the Dead. By adopting a more comforting approach, he crafted music of astonishing beauty and tenderness. As on Tenebrae’s acclaimed recent recording they preface it with Bach’s totemic work for solo violin, interspersing its vitality and intricate design with the deceptive simplicity of Bach’s contemplative chorales, highlighting the hidden themes within this fascinating work.

Venue Address:

Snape Maltings Concert Hall
Snape, Suffolk, IP17 1SP