Bury Bach Choir: Brahms Requiem & The Armed Man

Bury Bach Choir: Brahms Requiem & The Armed Man

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Bury Bach Choir, with conductor Philip Reed, will perform two contrasting choral works.

One an acknowledged masterpiece, the other a contemporary classic.

Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem
Karl Jenkins: Suite from The Armed Man

Helen Bailey - Soprano
Tom Asher - Baritone
James Recknell - Piano
Christopher Moore - Piano

Brahms began work on his sublime 'German Requiem' following the death of his close friend and fellow composer, Schumann, in 1856. Brahms only completed it a decade later, after the death of his mother, when he added a movement featuring a soprano soloist. For the texts, Brahms chose traditional words of comfort for the bereaved from the Lutheran Bible, rather than using the Catholic Latin mass.

Originally conceived for two soloists, choir and large orchestra, Brahms himself made a transcription of the orchestra’s role for piano, four hands. It is this intimate, chamber music-like account of Brahms’s great score that will be performed.

Dedicated to the victims of the Kosovo crisis, Karl Jenkins’s 'The Armed Man' is a powerful and compelling account of the descent into the horrors of war, before offering hope for a peaceful future.

The work has captured the popular imagination to become one of the most performed and poignant choral works of the moment. The composer’s five-movement choral suite will be performed, which distils many of the piece’s most striking elements.

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Times: 7.30pm-9.30pm
Tickets: £26*, £21*, £16*. Under 21's half price.
Venue: The Apex, Bury St Edmunds
*Includes £1 booking fee

Please note: **Early booking discount £1 off all tickets booked by 30 September 2019.

This event is promoted by Bury Bach Choir.