Birmingham Conservatoire Chorus with David Saint
St Chad's Cathedral
Tickets available on the door
Conductor Duncan Fielden
David Saint organ
Birmingham Conservatoire Chorus
Soloists from the Conservatoire Vocal Department
Aston Alleluia Psallat
Fielden Super flumina Babylonis [world première]
Plus solo organ music by JS Bach and Duruflé.
As the centrepiece of this evening’s concert, the Birmingham Conservatoire Chorus performs one of the twentieth century’s most appealing Requiem settings. Duruflé wrote several versions of this great work, and tonight’s concert offers a chance to experience the one for organ accompaniment alone on one of the UK’s finest instruments. We also celebrate the life and work of composer and former student Professor Peter Aston, who died in September 2013.
Fittingly, this concert offers a final showcase for David Saint, the Conservatoire’s Principal, who is stepping down after nearly 37 years of service. David is also Organist and Director of Music at St Chad’s.