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Faure Requiem

Emma Walshe soprano
Stephen Kennedy baritone
Max Baillie violin
Nigel Short conductor

JS Bach
Ach Herr, lass dein lieb Engelein BWV245
Partita No 2 in D – Allemande BWV1004
Partita No 2 in D – Courante
Christ lag in Todesbanden BWV277i
Partita No 2 in D – Sarabande
Den Tod niemand zwingen kunnt BWV277ii
Partita No 2 in D – Gigue
Wenn ich einmal soll scheiden BWV244
Ciaconna with chorale themes BWV1004

Gabriel Faure Requiem (1893 version)

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

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Tenebrae & Aurora Orchestra

Tuesday 11 April


£30, £25, £20, £12, £5 Students/U18s (limited availability) (plus fees)

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75 minutes without interval

Recommended age 8+