The Hardynge Choir
Sunday 17th October 2021, 8.00 pm
St Mary’s Church, Redbourn
Fauré – Requiem
Fauré – Cantique de Jean Racine
Boumard – Ave Maria
Kaspar van Rooijen-Din – Treble
John Holland-Avery – Baritone
Matthew Woodward – Piano
Rufus Frowde – Conductor
There will be a retiring collection supporting our CFC Charity of the Year, Pumps for Mpwapwa.
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Unreserved £10; Students £5; Under 16 free
Gabriel Fauré distilled some of the most beautiful melodies he ever composed into his Requiem. It was almost certainly a musical tribute to his father, who died three years before Fauré began work on the Requiem.
The Cantique de Jean Racine was written for a competition held just before Fauré graduated from the École Niedermeyer in Paris. Fauré won first prize for his gentle, emotionally pitch-perfect entry.
The cover page of the Ave Maria score dedicates the work “To My Father”. It is one of only 14 works by Jean Boumard listed by the French National Library. It is a tuneful and moving work and deserves to be far better known.