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Faure & Rachmaninov Concert

November 4, 2017 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


  1. Cantique de Jean Racine Op 11 – Gabriel Fauré
  2. Excerpts, from Requiem Op 48 – Gabriel Fauré
  3. 4 motets sur des thèmes grégoriens Op 10 – Maurice Duruflé
  4. Quatre motets pour le temps de Noël – Francis Poulenc
  5. 3 Images oubliées – Claude Debussy
  6. Vespers, ‘All-night vigil’ Op 37 – Sergey Rachmaninov

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 boxoffice@ashteadchoralsociety.org.uk or 07379 427666

Tickets “at the door” – until sold out.


November 4, 2017
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


St Martins Church, Epsom
Church street
Epsom, Surrey KT17 4PX United Kingdom
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