Acknowledged as one of the great choral works of the Romantic era, Brahms’s German Requiem was clearly intended as a comfort to the living rather than as a requiem for the souls of the dead. This much-loved masterpiece, with tonight’s soloists Philippa Boyle and Peter Lidbetter was originally scored for full symphony orchestra. This performance is accompanied by Iain Farrington‘s refreshing arrangement for seven instrumentalists along with piano to create a rich and satisfying texture, retaining much of the original orchestration. Conducted by Christopher Herrick, in his last season as Conductor and Music Director of Twickenham Choral, the Requiem is partenered with the delicious Romantic choral music of Rheinberger’s Mass in E flat for Double Choir.
Tickets £22 (£11 for full-time students)