Birmingham Conservatoire Chorus with David Saint

Birmingham Conservatoire Chorus with David Saint
Date and time
06 Mar 2015 (7:30pm)
Location

St Chad's Cathedral

Price

£7 (£5)

Booking Information

Tickets available on the door

Conductor Duncan Fielden

David Saint organ

Birmingham Conservatoire Chorus

Soloists from the Conservatoire Vocal Department

Duruflé Requiem

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.