Fauré’s austere and moving Requiem combines a deep reverence for its subject, great understanding of the text and an enduring musical simplicity that allows it to enjoy an a uniquely hallowed position in the pantheon of great choral works.A renowned organist and teacher, Fauré’s compositions are imbued with an intimacy and subtly at odds with his more vainglorious contemporaries. His is a voice of contemplation and solitude, utterly at ease with itself; in many ways the perfect music for our time.Such craft is, however, not unique to Fauré’s Requiem and our concert will showcase three of his shorter works – the evergreen Cantique de Jean Racine, the less familiar Tantum Ergo op. 55 and his seminal Pavanne – in addition to works by Lili Boulanger.Boulanger was a prodigiously talented pupil of Fauré, who became the first female composer to win the prestigious Pris de Rome in 1913. Tragically, she suffered ill-health throughout her life, and died at the age of just 24.
Baritone Robert Davies
Soprano Alice Gribbin
Organ Andrew Wells
Tickets £17 | £15 concessions | £5 students/under 18s