Saturday 13 November 2010 at 7:45pm
Winchester Cathedral Quire
guest conductor – Simon Bell
organ – Stephen Farr
We are embarking on a European journey for our November concert, which will feature the music of four Swiss, French and Hungarian contemporaries.
Frank Martin completed his a cappella mass for double choir in 1926 yet the work did not receive its world premiere until the 1960s. A rich, exciting composition well suited to the acoustic of Winchester Cathedral Quire, guest conductor Simon Bell has paired Martin’s most famous choral work with charming motets by virtuosic French organist Marcel Dupré and the evocative Litanies à la Vierge noire, written by Francis Poulenc following the death of a friend and his pilgrimage to the Black Madonna of Rocamadour
The programme also features Zoltán Kodály’s 1966 commissioned work, Laudes Organi, and organ music played by former assistant director of music at Winchester, Stephen Farr, now director of music at St Paul’s Church Knightsbridge and Worcester College Oxford.
Concessions £14.50. Children 16 and under £5.
Available from the Cathedral box office (booking fees and postage charges may apply)