Basingstoke Choral Society with Croydon Philharmonic Choir

Sat 24 Mar, 7.45pm

The Anvil

  • Tickets: £27, £21, £16, £12; Under 16s and f/t students £7 (includes £2 booking fee). Group rates available.
Brahms  Ein Deutsches Requiem
Beethoven  Symphony no. 7
Basingstoke Choral Society
Croydon Philharmonic Choir
New London Sinfonia

Laura Oldfield soprano
Gareth Brynmor John baritone
David Gibson
Brahms composed numerous works, but his German Requiem is the only large scale choral work he wrote. It was begun in 1865 and finally completed in 1868 with the addition of a fifth movement. The text does not follow the normal liturgy of a traditional mass but is derived from the Lutheran Bible, hence its name of a ‘German Requiem’. Rather than the solemn words of a religious service it is written more as a work of consolation to comfort and soothe the bereaved. 

Beethoven's magnificent Symphony no. 7 is one of his most popular and exciting works. The slow movement was famously used in the film The King's Speech.

Basingstoke Choral Society is delighted to be joined, once again, by Croydon Philharmonic Choir, in singing this work of sheer beauty and drama with wonderful melodies to uplift the spirits of the listener.

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