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Mozart: Requiem / J.Willcocks: Lux Perpetua

16th of November, 2019

 

This autumn, Worcester Festival Choral Society combines one of the most breathtaking of Mozart's choral works with a powerful 20th Century requiem by Jonathan Willcocks, in the majestic surroundings of Worcester Cathedral.

Commissioned by a mysterious anonymous patron and only partially completed by the time of his death, aged only 35, in 1791, Mozart's much-loved, heart-breakingly beautiful Requiem is also one of choral music's most intriguing legends. From the mournful Lacrymosa to the fire and brimstone of the Dies Irae, this promises to be a stunning musical experience.

The concert also includes the opportunity to discover a more modern classic in the shape of Lux Perpetua, written by Jonathan Willcocks in 1998. Exciting and moving, this mini war requiem delivers a message of peace and unity.

Performing with the 150 members of Worcester Festival Choral Society will be the Meridian Sinfonia symphony orchestra and acclaimed soloists soprano Alexandra Kidgell, mezzo-soprano Jennifer Westwood, tenor Tom Robson and bass David Shipley - who also sang bass in the BBC Proms 2019 performance of Mozart's Requiem at the Royal Albert Hall in August.

WFCS and Worcester Cathedral Director of Music Samuel Hudson conducts. 

Book tickets from our online Box Office HERE - including the chance to WIN a delicious pre-concert dinner for two at Côte Brasserie Worcester! Tickets also available from Worcester Live, Huntingdon Hall, Worcester: Tel 01905 611427.

 

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