Mozart Requiem

Events

October 2, 2021
4:30 pm
St Alban's Church
Westbury Park, Bristol
October 2, 2021
7:30 pm
St Alban's Church
Westbury Park, Bristol

City of Bristol Choir
Brandon Hill Chamber Orchestra
Catherine Black leader

Esther Mallett soprano
Annie Gill mezzo soprano
Nicholas Mulroy tenor
Kieran Rayner baritone

Conducted by David Ogden

W.A. Mozart Requiem
W.A. Mozart Ave Verum
Elgar Sospiri

In a poignant return to the concert platform, City of Bristol Choir marks its 30th anniversary season with a programme that includes the first piece that the choir ever performed – Mozart’s Requiem. The work is full of drama and exquisitely crafted music for soloists, choir and orchestra. Each hour-long performance also includes Mozart’s bite-sized masterpiece, his setting of the Ave Verum, and Elgar’s atmospheric and reflective orchestral work, Sospiri.

Tickets £10 for adults, £5 for students in full time education and under 18s, available from City of Bristol Choir’s online box office


Esther Mallett recently graduated from The Guildhall School of Music and Drama where her studies were supported by a scholarship and the VEC Acorn Trust. Prior to this she trained with English National Opera on their Opera Works programme.  She also holds an undergraduate degree in Music from Oxford University. Whilst at the GSMD, Esther was selected by Graham Johnson for his Song Guild, performed in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and coached contemporary repertoire with Jane Manning, Lana Bode and Judith Weir. She made her professional debuts with West Green House Opera and the Tête-à-Tête festival whilst still studying. www.esthermallett.co.uk

Kieran Rayner is a London-based New Zealand baritone. He is a Britten Pears Young Artist 2021-22, and has been a Young Artist with Garsington Opera (winning the Sandbach Prize), Independent Opera, Verbier Festival, Samling Arts, Internationale Meistersinger Akademie, and has been generously supported by the Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation. He was a Wigmore Hall International Song Competition semifinalist 2019 and Royal Overseas League prize winner. Recent roles include Forester The Cunning Little Vixen (Longborough Festival Opera); Notar Der Rosenkavalier, Prince of Mantua Fantasio, cover Remo The Skating Rink (Garsington); L’Horloge Comtoise L’Enfant et les Sortilèges (VOPERA lockdown production); Crespel Tales of Hoffmann, cover Anténor Dardanus & Albert Werther (English Touring Opera); Silvio Pagliacci (NZ); Eisenstein Die Fledermaus (Singapore); Pierre Lafitte Cabildo; Sharpless Madam Butterfly; Figaro Il Barbiere di Siviglia; Figaro Le Nozze di Figaro; Mari / Directeur Les Mamelles de Tirésias. Concert highlights include Dare to Dream, Royal Albert Hall (Garsington, Hannah Conway); Serenade to Music, Buckingham Palace (John Wilson), and Stravinsky Pulcinella (Jurowski). He graduated from the Royal College of Music Opera School, with roles including The Forester, Eisenstein, Demetrius Midsummer Night’s Dream, Nardo La Finta Giardiniera, andVicar Gedge Albert Herring, plus two principal roles with British Youth Opera. www.kieranrayner.com