Press Release: March 29, 2010
St Marys Beverley will be the centre of the Good Friday Activity in the town as it hosts a special Good Friday Concert by Beverley Chamber Choir at 7.30pm under the direction of Mark Pybus. The concert will be attended by the Mayor of Beverley Councillor David Elvidge.
Many of you will recall that the Chamber Choir and a guest orchestra presented two Requiems on Good Friday 2009, This Good Friday, April 2nd, we are privileged in having two more masterpieces of this genre those of Durufle and Mozart.
In writing his supremely well-crafted and highly original work, Durufle looks back to traditional plainsong for much of his melodic material and to Faure as his inspiration for the mood and construction. Mozart also acknowledges the genius of composers of a bygone era in his Requiem as we can hear references to Bach and Handel in several places.
It is to the credit of Mark Pybus and the Beverley Chamber Choir that they never shirk from presenting great works which are challenging to audience and performers alike. Such inspirational programmes performed to the very highest standards of musicianship make these concerts occasions which should not be missed.
The Mozart Requiem and the Durufle Requiem both will be accompanied by a professional orchestra with members taken from major national orchestras including the Halle. The choir will also be joined by soloists provided by the Royal Northern College of Music in what is set to be a very special event for Good Friday.
Tickets priced at £12 and £5 students are available from Beverley Tourist Information on 01482 391672 or on the door
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