The Bach Choir - BLITZ REQUIEM

Venue: St Paul's Cathedral, St Paul's Churchyard, London, , EC4M 8AD
Dates: 26 September 2013
Price: £10-40 Website
Uploaded by: Albion

The world premiere of David Goode’s powerful evocation of Britain’s darkest days, performed by The Bach Choir and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

One of the most devastating reminders of the plight of ordinary citizens during the Second World War, the Blitz signifies an unforgettable moment in history, not least for those affected by the incessant bombing of London during 1940-1. In this remarkable event, The Bach Choir and conductor David Hill present the world premiere of David Goode’s largest-scale work to date, Blitz Requiem. Setting to music the intensely-moving eponymous poem by World War II poet Francis Warner, it tells his personal stories of this momentous period, in the most famous building to survive the Blitz, St Paul’s Cathedral.

 

Arvo Pärt Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten

Thomas Tallis Hymn

Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

Vaughan Williams Toward the Unknown Region

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David Goode Blitz Requiem

 

The Bach Choir

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

David Hill conductor

Emma Tring soprano

Susanna Spicer mezzo

Matthew Long tenor

Robert Davies baritone

 

Image: St Paul’s Survives c) Herbert Mason/Associated Newspaper/Solo Syndication

Tickets £10-40 (subject to booking fee)

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