Somerset Chamber Choir: Unsung Heroes - Neglected Masterpieces of Choral Music
Unsung Heroes: Neglected Masterpieces of Choral Music
- Mass in E flat for double choir
with organ interpolations by Bach, Reger, Bruckner, Mendelssohn and Rheinberger.
Kodály - Missa Brevis
Richard Pearce Organ.
Richard Laing Musical Director.
Discover your new favourite composers!
Be enchanted by the ravishing Mass in E flat for double choir ‘Cantus Missae’
by Josef Rheinberger, Liechtenstein’s greatest son, and be moved by the
haunting Missa Brevis by Zoltán Kodály.
Join Somerset Chamber Choir in the delightful venue of King’s College
Chapel for our annual winter concert, and the first given under the baton of
our new Musical Director, Richard Laing.
The son of the Crown Prince’s treasurer in the tiny European Principality,
Rheinberger is not quite a household name in England, but he is well known to organists, for he wrote dozens of sonatas, trios, fugues and solo pieces for the king of instruments. His operas, symphonies and chamber music are all but forgotten, although his choral music is enjoying a renaissance. Mass in E flat is an extraordinarily satisfying and moving piece to perform and to hear, whilst Abendlied is one of Rheinberger’s most beautiful and appealing works.
First performed in a cloakroom of the Budapest Opera House during the Soviet bombardment, Kodály's Missa Brevis is a beautiful and haunting work spanning the extreme compass of the human voice. For our performance the original harmonium is replaced with organ, as the composer intended, played by our virtuoso organist Richard Pearce.
Find out more at http://www.somersetchamberchoir.org.uk
ONLINE BOOKING CLOSES 9pm, Saturday 10th February 2018
TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR at King's College Chapel on Sunday 11th February
Doors Open at 2:15PM
Starts at 3:00PM
King's College Chapel, Taunton,, Somerset, TA1 3LA