Emma Walshe soprano
Stephen Kennedy baritone
Max Baillie violin
Nigel Short conductor
J S Bach Partita for Violin No 2
Tenebrae present its interpretation of Fauré’s Requiem, described as “devastingly beautiful” (Gramophone Magazine) and “simply mind-blowing” (The Scotsman), with the exquisite Aurora Orchestra. In trademark fashion, the performance will be beautifully lit and the choir, alongside violin soloist Max Baillie, will make full use of the performance space in order to create an immersive audience experience. The Requiem favours serenity, joy and liberation over the dread and terror employed by most composers in settings of the Mass of the Dead. By adopting a more comforting approach, he crafted music of astonishing beauty, in particular the Pie Jesu. Bach’s Partita for Violin No 2, with chorales interspersed, culminates in a reconstruction of the Ciaconna, highlighting the hidden chorale themes within this fascinating work.
Please note this performance runs for 75 minutes without an interval
“matchless… the English choral tradition at its zenith” RICHARD MORRISON, THE TIMES