Duruflé Requiem by Candlelight – Saturday 14 March 2020 at 7.30pm


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Saturday 14 March 2020 at 7.30pm
All Saints’ Church, Pembroke Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 3ED

City of Bristol Choir
Richard May cello
Jenna Cooper mezzo soprano
Conducted by David Ogden

Eric Whitacre Sainte-Chapelle
Francis Poulenc Timor et Tremor and Vinea mea electa
Camille Saint-Saëns Priere for cello and organ
John Tavener Syvati
Samuel Barber Agnus Dei
Ēriks Ešenvalds O salutaris hostia
Maurice Duruflé Requiem
Frederik Magle Alting har sin tid på jorden

Duruflé’s passionate and moving Requiem is at the heart of this concert, full of mystical and ethereal music in the candlelit ambience of All Saints’ Church, Clifton. The work’s combination of sonorous plainsong and beautiful melodies with dramatic virtuosic passages for choir and organ has made this piece a favourite with choirs and audiences.

Experience the power of a 100-strong choir performing Samuel Barber’s soaring and heartfelt Agnus Dei, the composer’s own choral arrangement of his famous Adagio for Strings, together with a wonderful motet for choir and  two sopranos by Ēriks Ešenvalds and motets by Poulenc.

Eric Whitacre’s choral work describes a young girl entering the Sainte-Chapelle in Paris, looking up to the angels in the stained glass and hearing them singing. As she joins them softly in song, the chapel is filled with light.

The choir is joined by the virtuoso cellist Richard May to perform Tavener’s atmospheric and mesmerising work Svyati. He accompanies Bristol-based mezzo soprano soloist Jenna Cooper in a performance of a haunting motet from All Hallows’ Mass by the Danish composer Frederik Magle.

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