Our Spring Concert in 2020 will be at Torrisholme Methodist Church, Norwood Drive, Torrisholme in Morecambe on the 21st of March at 7:30PM.
At this concert we welcome Emma Robinson and Brian Lancaster as our soloists and Andy Plowman as organist.
- In his seven-section Requiem, the French composer Gabriel Fauré distilled some of the most beautiful melodies he ever composed. The creation was almost certainly a musical tribute to his father, who died in 1885, three years before work on the Requiem began.
- Cantique de Jean Racine. Composed in 1865, when Fauré was just twenty, it’s very much a precursor to the Requiem, with similarly lush, intense choral writing layered on top of sparse organ accompaniment. As with the Requiem, it takes a religious text as its inspiration – in this case, words by the French playwright Jean Racine.
- Franck’s famous “Panis Angelicus,” which is Latin for “bread of angels,” sets the penultimate verse of a well-known pre-existing text, this time a hymn by Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274), making for a powerfully inspirational vocal work.
- Mozart Ave Verum Corpus
Just forty-six bars containing around three minutes of beautiful music.
- How lovely are thy dwellings
Sung in English from the famous requiem composed by Brahms.
- Together with some solos and duets from our guest artists.