Saturday, 13th November 2010 at 7:30pm; Town Hall, Birmingham.
With world-renowned organist Thomas Trotter
Conductor: Adrian Lucas
Parry’s Blest Pair of Sirens
Fauré’s Cantique de Jean Racine
Duruflé’s Prelude et Fugue sur le nom d’Alain
Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms
Diapason dī-ə-pā-zən, n. 1. A rich outpouring of harmonious sound. 2. The entire range of an instrument or voice. 3. Either of two principal stops on a pipe organ that give it its characteristic tone colour.
This varied programme showcases popular pieces from the choral repertoire as well as the magnificent Town Hall organ. With pieces by Parry, Duruflé, Fauré and Bernstein performed by the City of Birmingham Choir, world renowned organist Thomas Trotter and the choristers of Worcester Cathedral you can expect some serious ‘diapason’!
Our soloists are:
Thomas Trotter: Organ
Tanya Houghton: Harp
Richard Jenkinson: Cello
Huw Ceredig: Percussion
Nick Perfect: Baritone
Choristers of Worcester Cathedral
The City of Birmingham Choir gave the first English performance of Durufle’s Requiem on 23rd &24th June 1952 with the composer playing the organ. It was broadcast by the BBC.