We welcome the Minerva Consort and John Andrews for this celebration of the French Choral Tradition. In the second half we will hear Fauré's beautiful Requiem, a masterpiece of the Classical choral repertoire. In the first half the choir explores music by Debussy, Duruflé and Poulenc, who, at the start of the twentieth century, did so much to challenge the work of their predecessors.
- Claude Debussy - Trois Chansons de Charles d’Orléans
- Maurice Duruflé - Quatre Motets sur des thèmes Grégoriens
- Francis Poulenc - Sept Chansons (numbers 1, 2, 5 and 7)
- Gabriel Fauré - Requiem
Organ - Joseph McHardy
Conductor - John Andrews
Tickets £23 (premium) £18 (unreserved) children £5 - book online here.
The premium package includes reserved seat + programme + interval drink.
ABOUT THE PERFORMERS
The Minerva Consort grew from its founding members’ desire to perform a more varied range of music in a smaller group and pulls together singers from across the capital and Home Counties. Since their formation in 2007 they have performed concerts at a wide variety of venues around the country including St John’s Smith Square, the English Music Festival and St Paul’s Covent Garden and their repertoire includes lesser-known works alongside much-loved choral classics.