One of the best loved choral works of the 20th century, Maurice Duruflé’s beautiful Requiem, formed 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 were 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.
David Thomas conducted the Music Club and Orchestra performing: Haydn Masses: No. 5 in E flat major: ‘Missa in honorem Beatissimae Virginis Mariae’ (‘Great Organ Mass’) and No. 8 in C major: ‘Missa Cellensis, Mariazellermesse’ and Mozart: Exultate jubilate.
David Thomas, our Musical Director, conducted Winchester Music Club Choir and Orchestra together with Winchester College Glee Club and Quiristers in a programme of Bach Magnificat and Handel Coronation Anthems at Winchester Cathedral.
David Thomas conducted Winchester Music Club Choir and Orchestra together with Winchester College Glee Club and Quiristers in Brahms Requiem at Winchester Cathedral. The concert started with Brahms Schicksalslied (Song of Destiny).