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Fauré Requiem

Saturday 24 June 2017 at 7.30pm
St Philip's Cathedral, Colmore Row, Birmingham B3 2QB MAP

The French are a nation of romantics at heart. Their language is a sensual one and their music is often a reflection of this. Our Summer programme is a celebration of all things French from the early sixteenth century to modern times. The great discovery here is the music of Dominique Phinot from the mid-1500s whose passionate outpourings affect all who hear and perform it. Executed for being gay in extremely repressive times it is easy to hear the soul-searching in his music and we look forward to introducing this wonderful music to a new audience.
Poulenc, Duruflé and Pierre Villette form a triumvirate of 20th century French masters all with keenly personal idioms…and then there is Fauré! It is always one of the great musical experiences to sing his peerless Requiem. We know you will enjoy it too!


Alleluia, confitemini Domino 

Domenique Phinot Pater peccavi in caelum
Gloria (Missa Si bona suscepimus)
Poulenc Salve Regina
Duruflé Prelude and Fugue on Alain (organ)
Pierre Villette

O quam amabilis es
Jesu, dulcis memoria
Panis Angelicus

Fauré Cantique de Jean Racine

Birmingham Bach Choir
Paul Spicer conductor
Martyn Rawles organ


Nave: £15 (£12.50 concessions)
South Gallery: £8
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