John Rutter – Requiem, Piers Maxim – De Profundis

Rutter Requiem – St Martin’s Church,
London Road, Worcester.

A concert for Remembrance-tide at 7.30pm, 13th November, 2021.
Following eighteen months of highs and lows ‘The Elgar Chorale of Worcester’ is back!

The Elgar Chorale presents a concert for Remembrance-tide.

The concert will feature John Rutter’s iconic Requiem,

it will include:

Roderick Williams          Shout! O ye winds

Commissioned by The Elgar Chorale for their 40th Anniversary, this piece was premiered at this year’s Three Choirs Festival and was widely acclaimed. Setting music to a poem by Dorothy Thoday.

Edward Elgar                With proud thanksgiving

Set to words by Laurence Binyon, this is an evocative reminder of the personal sacrifice made by the men who went to war in 1914-1918. It includes the epitaph now used as the famous exhortation by The Royal British Legion at Remembrance Services:

Ralph Vaughan Williams  The souls of the righteous

Ralph Vaughan Williams setting of the words of the Solomon 3 for the service of dedication of the Battle of Britain Chapel in Westminster Abbey. ‘The souls of the righteous are in the hands of God’.

                                  Valiant for truth
Vaughan Williams’s setting of the ‘Pilgrim’s Progress‘ and the tale of ‘Mr Valiant-in-truth’.

Piers Maxim                  De ProfundisA Festival Anthem.  

  1. Out of the Deep (Psalm 130)
  2. Requiem – Under a Wide and Starry Sky
  3. Lord, let me Know mine End (Psalm 39)
  4. In Memoriam F.A.S.
  5. Let Everything that hath Breath (Psalm 150)                                                       

John Rutter                  Requiem

  1. Requiem Aeternam
  2. Out of the Deep
  3. Pie Jesu
  4. Sanctus
  5. Agnus Dei
  6. The Lord is my shepherd
  7. Lux Aeterna

The concert will feature

Gemma King – Soprano
Alan Fairs – Baritone

and an instrumental ensemble

Flautist – Hannah Talbot-Cooper
Oboist – Pat Murray
‘Cello – Lis Holman
Timpanist – Janet Hiles
Harpist – Glenda Alloway
Glockenspiel – TBC
and Iain Simcock on the famous Nicholson/Tipple organ of St Martin’s.

N.B. Content and running order may change. 

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