The Addison Singers Return to Live Performance

Oratorio and Chamber Choirs back for the first time in almost two years

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The Addison Singers are returning to live performance after a long break on Saturday 27 November at 7.30pm at St Peter's Church on Southfield Road.

The Oratorio and Chamber Choirs join together to sing in front of an audience for the first time in almost two years.

After such a difficult period it seems appropriate that the Oratorio Choir should sing that most consoling of works, the Fauré Requiem, written by the composer as a memorial to both his parents, and a work whose central message is comfort and light to both the departed and the bereaved, something on the minds of us all over the past eighteen months.

They’ll also celebrate Cecilia McDowall’s 70th birthday year as she’s been a long-time supporter of the Addison Singers - the Oratorio Choir by singing her uplifting anthem ‘Christ is the morning star’, whilst the Chamber Choir perform her luminous ‘O Oriens’ (‘O Morning Star, splendour of light eternal…’).

The Chamber Choir also sing movements from Rachmaninov’s ‘All-Night Vigil’ and illustrate their commitment to contemporary music by performing the short ‘Two Choral Fanfares’ by Bernard Hughes, the first of which sets Siegfried Sassoon’s famous poem, ‘Everyone Sang’ – “Everyone suddenly burst out singing”.

Full Programme

Fauré - Requiem
Cecilia McDowall – O Oriens & Christ is the Morning Star
Rachmaninov – excerpts from the All Night Vigil
Brahms – Geistliches Lied
Bernard Hughes – Two Choral Fanfares

Tickets in advance cost £15 Adult and £3 under 16's (+WGT booking fee), via this link. They can be purchased on the door for £18 or £3 for under 16s.r.

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October 30, 2021

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