The Brandenburg Choral Festival of London welcomes back the Joyful Company of Singers for its second performance in the 2018 Spring Series.
Tonight's programme is a feast of sumptuous French music. In the first half the choir sing two rare chorales by Saint-Saëns along with Fauré's much-loved Cantique de Jean Racine, and Franck's famous Panis Angelicus from the Mass for three voices, performed tonight in a new choral version but with the original accompanying forces of cello, harp and organ. The festival's resident orchestra the Brandenburg Sinfonia, also perform two orchestral items by Fauré and Debussy's Danse sacre et danse profane. In the second half all forces combine under the baton of Peter Broadbent to perform Fauré's ever-popular Requiem.
Join us for this decidedly Gallic concert in beautiful candlelit surroundings of St Martin-in-the-Fields.
Gabriel Fauré | Cantique de Jean Racine; 'Nocturne' from Shylock
Gabriel Fauré | Nocturne (Shylock)
Camille Saint-Saëns | Calme des nuits, op. 68, no. 1
Gabriel Fauré | Sicilienne (Pélleas et Mélisande)
Camille Saint-Saëns | Les fleurs et les arbres, op. 68, no. 2
César Franck | Panis angelicus
Claude Debussy | Danse sacre et danse profane
Gabriel Fauré | Requiem
Joyful Company of Singers
Peter Broadbent — Conductor
Tickets £29 (Premium) £25 £22 £18 £13 £9 — available from the St Martin's box office — call 020 7766 1100 or book online.
A combined ticket for both of this evening's concerts is available, which offers a 25% discount — please call the St Martin's box office for availability.
The premium seats at St Martin's are front, central, and include a cushion.