Fauré's Requiem

When: 18th January 2020 @ 7:30pm

Where: The Southbank Centre

Price: £35.00

Marvel at Fauré’s sublime choral-orchestral mass with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the London Philharmonic Choir.

‘I not only admire, adore and venerate your music, I have been and still am in love with it.’

So Marcel Proust wrote to Gabriel Fauré; and beneath the subtle half-tints and serene melodies of Fauré’s Requiem lie emotions every bit as passionate as those that Proust detected.

It’s paired tonight with two 20th-century masterpieces by a composer whose flippant image masked a profound religious faith.

James O’Donnell raises the roof in Poulenc’s flamboyant Organ Concerto, and Bertrand de Billy conducts the Seven Tenebrae Responses: a late choral masterpiece by a composer who aspired to ‘an austerity that smells of orange-blossom or jasmine’.

Performers

  • London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Bertrand de Billy conductor
  • James O'Donnell organ
  • Katerina Tretyakova soprano
  • Stéphane Degout baritone
  • London Philharmonic Choir

Repertoire

  • Poulenc: 7 Répons de ténèbres; Concerto in G minor for organ, strings & timpani
  • Interval
  • Fauré: Requiem

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