Monday 7 May 2018 at 7:30pm
Our annual concert as part of Sherborne Festival Chorus.
Sherborne Festival Chorus
Sherborne Classical Players
Conductor Paul Ellis
Mozart Requiem K 626 and Litaniae in E flat K 243
This year we join the Festival Chorus and a period orchestra for one of the most famous works in the repertoire. The intrigue surrounding the Requiem is the stuff of Hollywood movies: an anonymous commission for what turned out to be Mozart’s last composition – he died at the age of 35 after finishing the first few bars of the Lacrimosa – added to the ailing composer’s fear that he had been commissioned to write his own Requiem. But there is no disputing the genius and drama of the music, full of fervour and passion and rightly loved by audiences everywhere. His Litany is a much earlier work and less well known, but full of wonderful melody and the stepping stone to the great sacred choral works that followed.
Part of Sherborne Abbey Festival. Click here to find out more about this and all the Festival concerts.