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June 2017

Bernstein, Duruflé & Whitacre

June 10, 2017, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Bristol Cathedral

70 years after its first performance Duruflé’s Requiem continues to haunt: a Mass for the dead; a plainsong-inflected comfort to the living. Bernstein contemplates comfort too – but only after a toe-tapping take on Psalm 100 that will raise the roof! This programme also includes music with a Hebrew influence by the American composer Eric Whitacre. Bernstein Chichester Psalms Durufle Requiem Whitacre Five Hebrew Love Songs Bristol Choral Society Hilary Campbell Conductor Ian Tindale Organ Anne Denholm Harp Oliver Butterworth…

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October 2017

Brahms Requiem

October 28, 2017, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Colston Hall

From the intimacy of a solo voice raised in song to the splendours of nearly two hundred at the service of a choral Colossus, our first concert of the Season celebrates musical friendships and a Requiem shot through with unassailable grandeur and a consoling tenderness. Schuman Lieder Ballade des Harfners Op.98a, no.2  Stirb, Lieb und Freud Op.35, no.2 Der Hidalgo Op.30, no.3  Brahms Requiem Bristol Choral Society Hilary Campbell Conductor British Sinfonietta Steven Kings Piano Claire Boulter Soprano Eamonn Dougan Baritone Colston Hall, Bristol Robert…

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November 2017

Mahler Symphony No. 2 ‘Resurrection’

November 11, 2017, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Forum, Bath

On experiencing Niagara Falls Mahler is supposed to have observed ‘Fortissimo at last!’ Perhaps he’d forgotten the climax of his Resurrection Symphony! We team up with Bath Symphony Orchestra for a symphonic epic that is literally out of this world. Mahler Symphony No. 2 ‘Resurrection’ Bath Symphony Orchestra Bristol Choral Society Eugene Monteith Conductor Llio Evans Soprano Samantha Price Contralto The Forum, Bath With ten horns, ten trumpets, three deep un-tuned bells, and ‘the largest possible contingent of strings’, Mahler’s Symphony…

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