Join in with requiem at the annual fundraising workshop.
Birmingham Bach Choir’s annual workshop, Come And Sing!, returns on Saturday 21st May with an opportunity to rehearse and perform Duruflé’s Requiem.
Written in 1947 (and revised in 1961), French composer Maurice Duruflé’s contemplative Requiem (Op.9) is widely considered his masterpiece. Drawing on plainchant, it has its roots in a series of organ works – reflecting Duruflé’s position as a church organist.
The workshop, which takes place at Selly Oak Methodist Church, Birmingham, will be led by leading choral conductor and composer, Paul Spicer, and be followed by an informal performance.
Birmingham Bach Choir are one of the region’s most distinguished (and oldest) large chamber choirs. Celebrating their centenary in 2019, the choir perform a huge span of music spanning six centuries, often a cappella or accompanied by a single instrument or a baroque style orchestra.
Tickets for Come And Sing! are £17.50 (with music hire); £15 (without music hire), with tea and home-made cakes provided.
For more information, and to book tickets, see birmingham.bachchoir.com