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Birkenhead Choral Society
Patron: Dame Lorna Muirhead DCVO, DBE

Conductor: David Holroyd ~ Chair: Claire Tomkinson ~ Rehearsal Accompanist: Jon Barton

Musical Director: David Holroyd
Chair: Claire Tomkinson
Rehearsal Accompanist: Jon Barton

Choral music since 1956

Birkenhead Choral Society
Patron: Dame Lorna Muirhead DCVO, DBE

Conductor: David Holroyd ~ Chair: Claire Tomkinson ~ Rehearsal Accompanist: Jon Barton

Musical Director: David Holroyd
Chair: Claire Tomkinson
Rehearsal Accompanist: Jon Barton

Choral music since 1956

Mozart & Faure

Date: 11 Nov 2023 19:30:00
Details:

Mozart - Coronation Mass

Mozart Epistle Sonata – organ

Fauré - Requiem

We are joined for the Faure by Cillian McIlroy, who will sing the Pie Jesu. Cillian sings Treble in the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral Choir (read more about Cillian on our News page).

A concert of contrast. Mozart's Coronation Mass was not specifically written for anyone's Coronation! In fact it was written for Easter Day 1779, and probably got the nickname when it was used in Prague at Leopold II's coronation. nonetheless, it is a joyous, energetic and tuneful work.

Faure's Requiem avoids some of the dramatic possibilities of the text (of the funeral mass) used by Verdi, amongst others, and instead the prevailing mood is one of peacefulness and serenity - David Holroyd

 

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