Voices of Remembrance / Faure Requiem - Cantiones Choir + Border Chamber Orch
Performed by the Cantiones Chamber Choir and Border Chamber Orchestra at Holy Trinity Church where Wilfred Owen was Baptised
‘Reading my uncle’s diaries and remembering his voice made the connection to that time so much more vivid and had a profound effect on me. I wanted to go deeper into the feelings and emotions that the personal connection to the battle, the soldiers, and remembering my uncle brought to me.
Music and poetry have a unique way of helping us to get closer to the thoughts and feelings of the soldiers. The voices, the words reach out to us from behind the grainy black and white images from so long ago.’
”We will remember them.” – Laura Rossi
The evening will also feature Faure Requiem by Gabriel Faure
The exquisite Requiem Mass was first performed in Paris in 1888.
Though much smaller in scale than most settings of the Requiem Mass, it is one of the most deeply felt. Faure’s setting seems gentle and unassuming, yet it is this very quality which contributes so eloquently to the work’s universal appeal. It is impossible not to be moved by the ethereal beauty of this miniature masterpiece.
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