Vivace Choir is inviting singers to come and sing Faure’s Requiem, and also inviting everyone to a concert ‘For the Fallen’

Both events will take place on Saturday 3rd November 2018 at St Michael & All Angels Church, High Street, Shefford SG17 5DD.

* Come and Sing day: 10am–4pm

All details can be obtained from The Secretary, Vivace Choir, 2 Regent St, Stotfold, Hitchin SG5 4ED, or by phone on 01462 730022.

* Concert ‘For the Fallen’ from 7.30pm

Tickets (Adults £12, concessions £10, children in education Free) available from the Ticket Manager on 01462 685249 or on the door

The ‘come and sing’ and concert will be led by Vivace’s conductor Robert Bunting. Here’s what he has to say about the Requiem:

“Faure is the only composer who actually fought in a war to write a Requiem. A powerful exploration of pain, grief and consolation. Faure’s treatment of the text is subtle and intimate, quite unlike other well-known settings by Mozart or Verdi. There are glorious melodies with expressive harmonies interspersed with one or two passages of complex choral writing. This is a chance to learn or revisit one of the great choral works of the 19th Century.”

The choir is enjoying an in-depth study of the Requiem and are looking forward to working alongside other singers during the day. The concert in the evening, with the Requiem at its core, will include songs by Ivor Gurney and George Butterworth, anthems by Douglas Guest and Parry along with readings of the time. It will be a fitting tribute to those who fought and those who were left behind 100 years ago.