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Live online: English Chamber Orchestra and Voces8 - Fauré's Requiem

Friday April 30, 2021 at 19:00
Available online until
Friday April 30, 2021
Online, London
£12.50; Season Ticket (Live from London - Spring) £80
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  1. Cantata No 118, 'O Jesu Christ, mein's Leben Licht' BWV118 - Johann Sebastian Bach
  2. Adagio for Strings Op 11 - Samuel Barber
  3. Cantique de Jean Racine Op 11 - Gabriel Fauré
  4. Requiem Op 48 - Gabriel Fauré

"Everything I managed to entertain by way of religious illusion I put into my Requiem, which moreover is dominated from beginning to end by a very human feeling of faith in eternal rest.”

Fauré composed his much loved mass setting between 1897-1890, and saw this work as much for the living as for the remembrance of the dead. Removing the dread terror of the Dies irae, using instead its final couplet Pie Jesu, set as a tender number for solo soprano, he created a work of divine beauty and sublime tranquility, one of "happy deliverance, an aspiration towards happiness above, rather than […] painful experience.”

We are joined once again by our good friends, the world-renowned vocal octet Voces8, and their artistic director Barnaby Smith to conduct a performance that also includes Fauré's Cantique de Jean Racine and Bach's Cantata BWV 118 O Jesu Christ, meins Lebens Licht; an evening of divine beauty and tranquility in the heart of Eastertide.

"Detils that so often get lost shone; in a time of closing down and fear, this was a performance of bright hope." - [Review of Messiah, Dec 2020] Seen and Heard International

The English Chamber Orchetra is delighted to support and be part of the line-up for the Voces8 Foundation Live from London - Spring music festival celebrating love, new life and hope.

Live from London - Spring is designed to raise money for all participating artists, venues, choirs and festivals to cover C-19 losses as well as giving a great musical experience.

The festival celebrates young talent, community and diversity with the line-up including Voces8, Apollo5, Stile Antico, Academy of Ancient Music, I Fagiolini, Jason Max Ferdinand (the Aeolians), the Carducci Quartet, pianist Joanna MacGregor, Jonathan Dove and singers Carolyn Sampson, Jeremy Budd, Matthew Brook and Frederick Long. There will also be special guest appearances from Stephen Fry and Dame Emma Kirkby.

A season ticket entitles the holder watch the concerts live and or ‘On demand’ as many times you like after each concert has aired until 11.00pm BST on 30th April 2021.

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