Summer Concert 2024

5:30pm, Sat, 6 Jul 2024

  • Event Details
  • Type of event: Performance
    Start time: 5:30pm
    Duration: 2
    Venue: St Alban's Church, The Ridgeway, North Harrow, Harrow HA2 7PF
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    Ticket pricing/options: Adults: £18
    Children: £2
    Friends of HCS: £14
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    Description: Summer Concert 2024
    Composed in the late 1860s, Brahms’ German Requiem is a major work of the choral repertoire.  Instead of setting the standard text of the traditional Requiem Mass, Brahms assembled the libretto himself, deriving his material from the Lutheran Bible.

    Whereas a traditional requiem consists of prayers for the dead, Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem focuses on the living, and on the experience of human life.  In fact, Brahms told a friend that he had considered calling the work Ein menschliches Requiem – a Human Requiem – and the work is characterised by a sympathetic humanism which speaks to listeners of all faiths and none.

    The text, which the choir will sing in the original German, is set to melodious and expressive music and some movements, such as Denn alles Fleisch, es ist wie Gras (For all Flesh is as Grass) and Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen (How Beautiful are thy Dwelling Places), have become well-known independently of the Requiem.

    The choir will also sing anthems from the English choral tradition: Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in C by Charles Stanford, and works by Ernest Bullock and Edward Bairstow.

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