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April 19, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm$60
In 2020, the Australian Chamber Choir revisits the Romantic period with Fauré’s Requiem. Gabriel Fauré said he wrote this work purely ‘for the pleasure of it’ and unlike many Requiems, the work is imbued with a sense of warmth and optimism, from the Hostias for solo baritone, through the purity of the much loved Pie Jesu soprano solo to the memorable In Paradisum, with its magical harp accompaniment.
Renowned for his imaginative programming, Artistic Director, Douglas Lawrence combines this unconventional Requiem with a striking work for choir and solo cello by Sir John Tavener (1944–2013). Fauré’s instrumentation sounds all the more luscious after the austerity of Tavener’s Svyati (1995) for solo cello and choir.