Fauré Requiem

Fauré Requiem

Monet, The Church at Varengeville, 1882, via Wikimedia Commons
Having performed our Christmas concert in December to great acclaim – with the audience socially distanced in box pews housed within the balcony of St Peter’s – we are eager to again share the joy of live choral music as soon as we are able. So please save the date and check here for updates.
 
Faure’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, Faure’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 Faure’s Requiem and our recital will showcase two of his shorter motets – the evergreen Cantique de Jean Racine and the less familiar Tantum Ergo op. 55, alongside some of his organ music.
 
We are delighted to welcome the following soloists:
Baritone Robert Davies
Soprano Alice Gribbin 
Organ Andrew Wells
 
There will be two performances of the concert, at 6:00pm and 8:30pm, so that we can host as many people as possible while maintaining social distancing between groups. Each performance will last approximately an hour without interval.
 
The audience for the 6:00pm concert should arrive between 5:35-5:55pm; the audience for the 8:30pm concert should arrive between 8:05-8:25pm. Please note that no latecomers will be admitted.
 
Covid-19: It is essential that everyone attending these concerts reads this document which gives details of our Covid-19 arrangements. You can also see a copy of the seating plan, along with our risk assessment for holding concerts at St Peter’s.
 
Tickets: Tickets for these two concerts will be on sale shortly.
 
For any enquiries please contact tickets@petrossingers.org.