Bernstein Chichester Psalms and Duruflé Requiem
- Winchester Cathedral
Chichester Psalms and Duruflé Requiem Concert
Bernstein Chichester Psalms
Finzi Lo, the full, final sacrifice (sung by Winchester College Chapel Choir)
Anna Harvey (mezzo soprano>
Malachy Frame (bass)
David Thomas, Howard Ionascu and Oliver Tarney conductors
Winchester Music Club Choir
Winchester College Glee Club and Quiristers
Winchester College Chapel Choir
Winchester Music Club Orchestra
One of the best loved choral works of the 20th century, Maurice Duruflé’s beautiful Requiem, forms the centrepiece of this concert with Winchester Music Club and the Winchester College choirs. Begun during the Second World War but not completed until 1947, it is based on Gregorian chant, which gives the work a timeless feel. Contrasting with the Requiem are two other works from the middle of the last century: from England, Gerald Finzi’s extended anthem Lo, the full, final sacrifice, and from the USA, Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, composed in 1965 for the Southern Cathedrals Festival.
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Tickets: £35, £30, £25, £20, £15 & £10 (on sale from early September)
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British mezzo Anna Harvey’s roles in the 2018/19 at Deutsche Oper am Rhein, where she is a member of the solo ensemble, include Hänsel Hänsel und Gretel, Flosshilde in a new production of Götterdämmerung, Suzuki Madama Butterfly and Tisbe La Cenerentola. Outside of the ensemble, Anna returns to Nevill Holt Opera to sing Hippolyta A Midsummer Night's Dream. She also appears in concerts of Handel’s Messiah with the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, and with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall, Mozart’s Mass in C minor with the Dortmunder Philharmoniker, and sings Purcell’s Dido & Aeneas with the London Philharmonic Orchestra. In September 2017 she won the Oratorio and Audience Prizes at the Grand Final of the International Vocal Competition‘s-Hertogenbosch. Last season, operatic engagements included Orlofsky Die Fledermaus and cover Octavian Der Rosenkavalier at Welsh National Opera, where she is an Associate Artist and recipient of the Chris Ball Bursary, Ramiro La finta giardiniera at the Ryedale Festival, Cherubino Le nozze di Figaro for Nevill Holt Opera, and Nerone L’incoronazione di Poppea for Longborough Festival Opera. In concert, she appeared with ensembles including The English Concert, Gabrieli Consort, Arcangelo, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Gulbenkian Choir, the Xi’an Symphony Orchestra, and at the Al Bustan and Three Choirs Festivals.
Belfast-born baritone Malachy Frame was a Garsington Opera Alvarez Young Artist for 2018. He was Northern Ireland Opera's 'Voice of 2016,' having won the competition at the company's annual 'Festival of Voice’ in August. Since then, operatic roles have included Aeneas in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, Masetto in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Guglielmo in Mozart’s Così fan tutte, Slook in Rossini’s La Cambiale di Matrimonio, Count Ceprano in Verdi’s Rigoletto, Labarta in the UK premiere of Juan Durán’s O Arame, and Contadino 1/Ufficiale in Alfano’s Risurrezione. He was a finalist in the Oxford Lieder Young Artist Platform 2018, and a finalist in the Maureen Lehane Vocal Awards 2016 at the Wigmore Hall. He recently won the song prize at the inaugural Charles Wood Singing Competition. As a concert soloist, recent performances have included Orff’s Carmina burana, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, Magnificat, St John Passion, and St Matthew Passion, Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, and Alexander’s Feast, Mozart’s Requiem, Coronation Mass, Orgelsolo-Messe, and Spatzenmesse, Haydn’s St Cecilia Mass, Nelson Mass, Missa Sancti Nicolai, Heiligmesse, and Harmoniemesse, Vaughan-Williams’ Fantastia on Christmas Carols, and Five Mystical Songs, Duruflé and Fauré’s Requiem masses, Paul Carr’s Requiem, Howard Goodall’s Eternal Light Requiem, Dr Marianus in Schumann’s Scenes from Goethe’s Faust, and Nielsen’s Third Symphony. Malachy has performed throughout the country with ensembles such as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Allegri String Quartet, and the Dunedin Consort. Malachy recently featured on the world premiere recording of Stuart MacRae’s Cantata for Delphian Records. He performed in the world premiere at Hillsborough Castle of Neil Martin's Songs After Rain, commissioned by HRH the Prince of Wales, gave the world premiere in London of Gareth Wood’s Rivers of Light, a song cycle for baritone and four harps, and the UK premiere of Mischa Tangian’s I carry your heart with me. Malachy completed a Masters at the Royal Academy of Music in London, studying with Mark Wildman and Iain Ledingham and graduating with distinction and a DipRAM for an outstanding final recital. Prior to this he graduated from the University of Cambridge, where he read Music and was a choral scholar at Gonville and Caius college.