Bury Bach Choir: War and Peace

Bury Bach Choir: War and Peace

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Bury Bach Choir

Prometheus Orchestra

A concert for Remembrance Weekend.

Britten: Fanfare for St Edmundsbury
Vaughan Williams: Dona Nobis Pacem
Duruflé: Requiem

Camilla Jeppeson - Soprano
Valerie Reid - Mezzo-soprano
Tom Asher - Baritone
Philip Reed - Conductor

To commemorate the Armistice centenary, Bury Bach Choir and Prometheus Orchestra conducted by Philip Reed perform two contrasting masterpieces, both inspired by war.

Vaughan Williams' epic cantata Dona Nobis Pacem is a heartbreakingly beautiful exploration of the violence of war. Written in 1936 and inspired by the Great War, the work is an urgent plea for peace amidst the growing fears of a new war. In a new orchestration for small orchestra and organ by Jonathan Rathbone, the work is in six movements and includes texts by Walt Whitman and from the book of Jeremiah.

Duruflé’s Requiem, completed in 1947, as the world emerged from the Second World War, is elegiac and ethereal, fusing the spare language of plainsong with sensuous harmonies and melodies.

The concert opens with Benjamin Britten’s complex and fascinating Fanfare for St Edmundsbury written for the 1959 “Pageant of Magna Carta” in the grounds of St Edmundsbury Cathedral.

After the performance there will be a retiring collection for SSAFA, the Armed Forces Charity that provides support for those serving in the armed forces, veterans and armed forces families.

This concert is supported by the Vaughan Williams Charitable trust.

Please ensure you arrive promptly to collect your tickets for the start of the performance as latecomers will not be admitted until a suitable interval

Starts: 7.30pm
Ends: 9.20pm
Tickets: *£25, *£20, *£15
Venue: The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

*Plus £1 booking fee per ticket. All tickets £1 less during early booking period which ends on Saturday 30th September 2018.

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