A Handful of Singers is returning to St. Mary’s for a performance of Duruflé’s much-loved Requiem, in the version for soloists, choir and organ. It was inspired by the death of Duruflé’s father, which explains the personal nature and powerful emotion of this spell-binding work. His Quatre motets sur des thèmes grégoriens form an ideal companion piece, of which the best known is his setting of Ubi Caritas.
The concert also includes the UK première of The Bread of Life, an inspiring work in seven movements for double choir and optional Tibetan singing bowls, by one of the world’s most popular composers of choral music, ex-King’s Singer Bob Chilcott.
The choir is joined for the Duruflé Requiem by Peter King, Organist Emeritus of Bath Abbey and a well-known recitalist both at home and abroad.
A Handful of Singers, one of Bath’s most respected choral ensembles, is directed by its award-winning conductor Christopher Finch.
Tickets: £15 (£5 under 25s)