Somerset Chamber Choir: Unsung Heroes - Neglected Masterpieces of Choral Music

King's College Chapel, Taunton,, Somerset, TA1 3LA
Sun 11th February 2018 3:00PM

Unsung Heroes: Neglected Masterpieces of Choral Music


- Mass in E flat for double choir 

   with organ interpolations by Bach, Reger, Bruckner, Mendelssohn and Rheinberger.

- Abendlied 

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. 

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Event Details

Doors Open at 2:15PM
Starts at 3:00PM


King's College Chapel, Taunton,, Somerset, TA1 3LA

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