For their autumn concert, the Concordia Chamber Choir brings you a unique programme devoted largely to the work of Johannes Brahms, one of the great composers of the 19th century Romantic Period. The centrepiece is the magisterial German Requiem. Originally written to be performed with a full orchestra, Brahms later prepared this version for soloists, chorus and two pianists with a single piano. Yet instead of diminishing its impact, it is, if anything, enhanced, allowing the voices full rein to soar and capture the intensity of the music. The soloists will be Helen Meyerhoff and Alex Jones.
In addition, they will also bring you songs from Schumann’s Frauenliebe und Leben sung by Helen Meyerhoff, accompanied by Luis Parés and, not least, the stunningly beautiful Brahms Geistliche’s Lied, a ‘spiritual song’ whose mood anticipates the great Requiem itself and whose lyrics contain the line ‘let no sad thought oppress thee.’
The performance is at 7.30pm on Saturday 23rd November at All Saints’ Church, Lovelace Road, SE21 8JY. Tickets cost £14 at the door, or £13 in advance from www.concordiachamberchoir.co.uk. Concessions (students and those on means tested benefits) half price.