Vasari Singers - 11th November, London
- Vasari Singers 11th November, St Martin in the Fields, London 7.30pm
Requiem for Remembrance
Tavener: Song for Athene
Jackson: Requiem WORLD PREMIERE
Scarlatti: Stabat Mater
Vasari Singers, regarded as "One of the Worlds finest choirs"
(Musicweb International) will line up at St Martin in the Fields on
11th November for a night of the finest choral music on Remembrance
Day. The highlight of the concert is the World Premiere of a
fantastic new choral Requiem, commissioned by the choir, by leading
British composer Gabriel Jackson.
Vasari's Music Director Jeremy Backhouse: "Gabriel Jackson is one of
the outstanding composers working in Britain today. He is becoming
increasingly well known for his sacred choral music which has
incredible depth and intensity. We are delighted to be able to work
with Gabriel on this major new choral work."
The whole programme presents a moving combination of accompanying
works, including the atmospheric Miserere by Allegri (famous for its
repeated top soprano Cs), John Tavener's Song for Athene (sung at
Princess Diana's funeral), Herbert Howells's Take him, earth, for
cherishing, (written for the memory of President JF Kennedy), and
Scarlatti's masterwork Stabat Mater.
The concert starts at 7.30pm, tickets priced from just £8-18 with
concessions, available from the box office www.smitf.org or by
telephone 020 7766 1100. Tickets are available now so don't miss out.