25th of November, 2023

Brahms - Ein Deutsches Requiem 
Wagner - Siegfried Idyll
This autumn, the 140 voices of Worcester Festival Choral Society are proud to bring one of the most inspirational of all choral masterworks to the majestic surroundings of Worcester Cathedral: Brahms's Ein Deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem). The composer’s largest single work, written to comfort those who mourn, features much-loved melodies from the powerful to the uplifting, in a deeply moving masterpiece that speaks to the heart.

First, though, the orchestra presents another Romantic-era favourite: Wagner's tender Siegfried Idyll. This beautiful symphonic poem – arguably the composer’s best-loved orchestral work – was a Christmas gift from Wagner to his wife.

Performed with internationally acclaimed soprano Rebecca Hardwick and baritone Julien Van Mellaerts, and accompanied by the superb Meridian Sinfonia orchestra, this magnificent concert will be conducted by Worcester Cathedral's outstanding director of music, Samuel Hudson. Join us to enjoy this wonderful music in grand choral and orchestral style!
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'Impeccable' soprano soloist Rebecca Hardwick's extensive operatic, concert and ensemble credits include singing at the Royal Opera House, appearing internationally with the Monteverdi Choir, and this season performing at the Royal Albert Hall.

Multi award-winning baritone soloist Julien Van Mellaerts is in demand for operas, festivals and recitals worldwide. He has appeared at Wigmore Hall, sung with BBC National Orchestra of Wales and in 2019 represented New Zealand at Cardiff Singer of the World.
Previous Concerts

A list of all our previous concerts from 1990 onwards can be see here

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