The ECO returns to Canterbury for this concert of much loved works by Mendelssohn, Wagner and Schubert. In addition to performing the choral works of Mendelssohn and Schubert with the Canterbury Choral Society, the Canterbury Choral Society Youth Choir and three wonderful soloists, the ECO is performing Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll. The piece was written specifically for a chamber orchestra in 1869 as a birthday present to his second wife, Cosima, after the birth of their son Siegfried.
The historic performance by Ernest Lough of ‘O for the Wings of a Dove’ from Felix Mendelssohn’s Hear my Prayer became the world’s first recording to sell a million copies. Fauré’s Requiem has for long been admired for its understated depth, lyrical warmth and intensity – less obviously dramatic than Verdi and Brahms, but of an equal stature, and a favourite for choir singers. Schubert’s enchanting Mass in G reveals the rich vein of lyricism and passion which was to follow throughout his short but prolific life.
This is a concert of delight and is conducted by CCS’s Director of Music, Richard Cooke.
- Felix Mendelssohn Hear my Prayer
- Richard Wagner Siegfried Idyll, WWV 103
- Franz Schubert Mass No. 2 in G Major, D 167
- Gabriel Faure Requiem in D Minor, Op.48
- Katy Hill
- Richard Bannan
- Nicholas Todd
- Richard Cooke