Light Classical Choral Mix – June 2019

BrahmsBrahms Saturday June 22nd 2019 at 1:00 pm BrucknerBruckner
Rochdale Parish Church, 7 Church Stile, Rochdale. OL16 1FF
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The concert will present a variety of classical choral music including the following:

  • Brahms: A German Requiem. Movement IV (sung in German). How lovely is thy dwelling place.  Completed when Brahms was 33 in 1866-7. A peaceful and exceptionally beautifully piece of music.
  • Bruckner: Locus Iste. A scared motet composed in 1869. Begins with Mozartian phrases, but soon introduces characteristic Brucknerian progressions. A key structural points the bass part is deliberately isolated.
  • Faure: Cantique de Jean Racine. Written by the nineteen-year-old composer in 1864-5 it contains serene flowing melodies with rich harmonies.
  • Ola Gjeilo: The Ground. Gjeilo is a Norwegian composer who was born in 1978. The music is based on a beautiful Melody. The Ground conveys a sense of  having arrived at the end of a Mass: reaching a kind of peace and strength at the end of the Mass; to have reached a kind of peace and grounded strength.
Nigel P Wilkinson Conductor

Tickets: £5.50 (children under 16 are free). Tickets are available at the door: