Brahms Requiem, 21 May

It is just over six weeks now until our performance of Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem on 21 May. Tickets will be available at our first rehearsal of the new term (18 April) or by email request to music@monkton.org.uk.

Brahms Requiem poster FINAL v2
I am delighted that both of our soloists, Rebecca Van Den Berg (soprano) and Matthew Sprange (baritone), are former New Generations Artists with Iford Arts, and we very much look forward to welcoming them.

Before then, Catherine Beddison, who is a senior conducting tutor with Sing for Pleasure, is coming to our rehearsal on 2 May, and I’m really looking forward to watching her at work with our choir – she’s amazing 🙂

Looking back at our past concerts, this feels to me like our biggest undertaking yet (although I think I probably always say that). It is certainly the most substantial piece which we have taken on, just in terms of the sheer number of notes and the stamina required to get through it all. It just never stops, something which I think the choir finds both exhausting and at the same time exhilarating! Coupled with the thrill of live performance, I have no doubt that this is going to be one which we all remember.

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