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Faure & Rachmaninov Concert
November 4, 2017 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Ashtead Choral Society present a varied selection of Choral Music from the Dual Alliance of France and Russia.
From Faure’s Requiem to Rachmaninov’s Vespers, together with Motets by Debussy and Poulenc – we present a varied programme for you to enjoy. The composers whose music features in the programme cover an extraordinary period for both France and Russia – from the opulence of the late 19th century, through the turbulent years of the twentieth century to the post war period. It features in excerpts from Faure’s Requiem some of the best known music of the period. Meanwhile, the breadth of the events of this period for France & Russia is perhaps caught in the context of the works – from Faure’s Cantique de Jean Racine written when Faure was still in education in Napoleon III’s French Empire through to works such as Rachmaninov’s Vespers of 1915, which has been seen as the final flourish of Imperial Russian Church music before the Revolution, concluding with Poulenc’s Christmas Motets, written in the peace after the Second World War.
The Society will be conducted by James Henshaw, our Musical Director, and Chorus Master of the English National Opera.
Jonathan Homes is the organist. He will be going 2 excerpts from Vierne’s 5th Symphony, Opus 47 as a solo piece.
Link to poster here.
£15 reserved. £12 unreserved. Half price for those aged 25 & under.
For tickets contact the box-office on email@example.com or 07379 427666
Tickets “at the door” – until sold out.