London Choral Sinfonia: Faure Requiem

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The London Choral Sinfonia presents a foray into French music, both sacred and secular. Starting in Paris at Notre Dame Cathedral with Pierre Cochereau’s grand improvised Gigue, we travel to the Auvergne to hear six of Joseph Canteloube’s folk song arrangements in a pared-down format for soprano and piano.

Following a series of choral arrangements of favourite mélodies by Fauré, Debussy, Saint-Saëns and Hahn, we will return to Paris to perform Fauré’s incomparable Requiem, scored for chamber forces.

Don’t miss the chance to hear this delightful selection of Gallic music of the 20th Century.

6.30pm: Free pre-concert recital in association with Guildhall School of Music and Drama.


Cochereau Gigue from ‘Suite des Danses’
Canteloube Chants d’Auvergne:
– L’antoueno (Book 2)
– Pastourelle (Book 2)
– L’aio de rotto (Book 1)
– Bailero (Book 1)
– Passo pel prat (Book 3)
– Malurous qu’o uno fenno (Book 3)
Debussy (arr. Wikeley) Beau soir
Fauré Madrigal
Fauré (arr. Wikeley) Chanson d’amour
Saint-Saëns Calme des nuits
Saint-Saëns Les fleurs et les arbres
Hahn (arr. Wikeley) A Chloris

~ Interval ~

Fauré Requiem


Kim-Lillian Strebel soprano
Gareth Brynmor John baritone
London Choral Sinfonia
Michael Waldron conductor

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