Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Sat 10 Nov, 7.45pm

The Anvil

  • Tickets: £41, £37, £30, £23, £15; Under 25s and f/t students £11 (includes £3 booking fee). Over 65s and Platinum Friends standby tickets available on the day. Group rate available.

Vaughan Williams      Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis
Brahms                        A German Requiem

Elizabeth Watts soprano
James Newby baritone

Choir of the Age of Enlightenment
Marin Alsop

Vaughan Williams’ visionary contemplation of Tallis’ hymn tune was his first success and movingly connects composers across the centuries.

As for the title, I must admit I should like to leave out the word ‘German’ and instead use ‘Human’”, Brahms once commented. The title was intended to emphasise that Brahms didn’t set the medieval poem. Gone are the usual terrors of Judgement Day, instead the words and music emphasise consolation and comfort for those mourning. It’s one of his greatest works, and its success made the 35-year-old composer’s name all over Europe.

The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment is Anvil Arts Orchestra in Association

Pre-concert talk, 6.30pm | The Forge
To book your free ticket(s), please call the box office on 01256 844244.

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