December 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Brahms Requiem and Rheinberger Mass in E flat for Double Choir
Acknowledged as one of the great choral works of the Romantic era, Brahms’s German Requiem was clearly intended as a comfort to the living rather than as a requiem for the souls of the dead. This much-loved masterpiece, with soloists Philippa Boyle and Peter Lidbetter, is accompanied tonight by a small orchestra of eight instrumentalists along with piano to create a rich and satisfying texture, retaining much of the original orchestration.
Under the direction of their conductor Christopher Herrick, Twickenham Choral, one of London’s foremost choirs, partner the Requiem with the delicious Romantic choral music of Rheinberger’s Mass in E flat for Double Choir.