City of Bristol Choir
The Lochrian Ensemble
Conducted by David Ogden
For Remembrance Sunday, City of Bristol Choir performs two choral masterpieces on the theme of peace.
Vaughan Williams’ powerful cantata Dona Nobis Pacem was written just before the outbreak of World War II and combines texts from the liturgy of the mass, the poetry of Walt Whitman and verses taken from the Old and New Testaments. Scored for soprano and baritone soloists, choir and string orchestra, it combines dramatic and bold choral writing with reflective passages and sumptuous harmonies.
Gabriel Fauré’s setting of the Requiem is one of the best-loved pieces of the choral repertoire. Its beautiful melodies and powerful rhythms speak to the deepest emotions, pleading for rest and calm, both for the world and in the individual.
To complete the programme the choir will perform David Ogden’s moving setting of Laurence Binyon’s poem ‘For The Fallen’: We Will Remember Them.
City of Bristol Choir is an auditioned choir of 80 singers, which gives regular concerts in Bristol and around the South West, and has appeared on BBC radio and television. For this concert the choir is joined by the Lochrian Ensemble, a professional orchestra well known for its engaging and committed performances.
Tickets are £17 for adults, £15 for concessions, £5 for students in full time education and under 18s