Ipswich Choral Society: Mozart's Requiem
Saturday 6 Apr 2019 7:30pm
Robin Walker conductor
Cem Mansur guest conductor
Gillian Keith Soprano
Natalie Davies contralto
Tom Randle tenor
Trevor Eliot Bowes bass
ICS Festival Orchestra, leader Michael Dolan
Presented by Ipswich Choral Society
Mozart Requiem; Ave verum Corpus; Laudate Dominum
Tom Randle The Affirming Flame (world premiere)
Ipswich Choral Society with Music Director Robin Walker return to Snape following their hugely successful performance of Mendelssohn’s ‘Elijah’ in 2017. The concert on 6 April features a mostly Mozart programme including his famous ‘Requiem’ and a world première of ‘The Affirming Flame’ by Tom Randle.
Shrouded in mystery, the commissioning of the unfinished Requiem written at the time of Mozart’s death in 1791 has always fascinated the musical world. Mozart’s ‘Requiem’ is a choral masterpiece and hugely popular with performers and audiences alike. For their performance at Snape, Ipswich Choral Society is delighted that their President, the international conductor Cem Mansur, will be joining them as guest conductor.
Inspired by the ‘Ipswich Remembers’ performance when he was invited to sing with Ipswich Choral Society last March, Grammy award winning tenor and composer Tom Randle is thrilled that his new oratorio ‘The Affirming Flame’ will be premièred at Snape on 6 April. The five part oratorio uses text from poets such as Siegfried Sassoon and Carl Sandburg, and ‘The Parcel’ from local poet Pam Job of the Suffolk Poetry Society.