Eventide and Fauré Requiem

  • St Clement Danes Strand London, WC2R 1DH United Kingdom
Eventide: in memoriam Edith Cavell - the London premiere of Patrick Hawes' work commemorating WWI nurse, Edith Cavell, paired with the beautiful Requiem setting by Gabriel Fauré.
  • Patrick Hawes Eventide

Charlotte La Thrope - soprano

Addison Singers
Tiffin Boys' Choir
Brandenburg Sinfonia
Conductor - David Wordsworth 

  • Gabriel Fauré Requiem

Choir of Royal Holloway
Conductor - Rupert Gough


Tickets £18 (unreserved) children £5 - book online now!


EVENTIDE; IN MEMORIAM EDITH CAVELL

Eventide is the name of the well-known hymn tune Abide with Me which was recited by Edith Cavell and an Anglican Chaplain the night before her execution. The hymn is used as a cantus firmus throughout the work sung by a semi-chorus of unbroken voices. A soprano soloist takes on the role of Edith herself singing words from her letters, The Book of Common Prayer and Thomas a Kempis' The Imitation of Christ. The SATB chorus provides a key role, mirroring Edith's thoughts and bringing the work to moments of intense climax. Commissioned by the Sheringham & Cromer Choral Society and premiered in Norwich Cathedral in July 2014, this performance will be the first in London.


In association with the Nursing Memorial Appeal and the Cavell Nurses' Trust.