In our spring concert Berwick Arts Choir highlights two very different takes on the requiem mass under the leadership of our Director, Catherine Fish. Accomplished organist Joseph Beech will accompany the choir in Maurice Duruflé's 1947 Requiem, one of only a handful of compositions by this talented composer. His interpretation reflects Gregorian chant rather than the more operatically inspired requiems of Verdi and Berlioz.
James Whitbourn's 2010 Requiem Canticorum is also accompanied by the organ but features experienced saxophonist Sam Lord. This is not a formal requiem mass but a commemorative set of choral movements inspired by the texts of the mass.
Our talented soloists for the evening are mezzo-soprano Tamsin Davidson and baritone Liam McNally, both of whom have growing operatic reputations.