Our Next Concert
Brahms - A German Requiem; Dvořák - Te Deum
28th October, 2017, 7.30 pm, at the Church of St. James the Greater
For their Autumn 2017 concert, the City of Leicester Singers have chosen works by two great composers of the 19th century Romantic period, Brahms (1833-1897) and Dvořák (1841-1904).
The two works to be performed are the German Requiem by Brahms and the Te Deum (opus 103) by Dvořák. The Requiem, composed between 1865 and 1868, is Brahms's longest composition, sacred but not liturgical, and very much a requiem in the German language. The text is derived from the German Luther Bible, and the requiem was probably inspired by the death of Brahms's mother in 1865. The Te Deum was composed in 1892 during Dvořák's American period to mark the 400th anniversary of the discovery of that continent by Christopher Columbus.
The City of Leicester Singers are delighted that they will be accompanied by the Charnwood Orchestra in this venture.
Vocal soloists will be Caroline Palmer (soprano) and Andrew Ashwin (baritone). The concert will be conducted by Richard Archer.
Tickets £12, under 16s free, are available:
- From choir members
- At the door on the evening of the concert
- By emailing email@example.com or www.stjamesthegreater.org.uk or firstname.lastname@example.org
- From Visit Leicester, 51 Gallowtree Gate, Leicester, LE1 5AD, tel. 0116 299 4444