Next concert – Brahms ‘A German Requiem’ with the Langcliffe Singers

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Saturday 18th March at 7.30 pm, Richard Whiteley Theatre, Giggleswick

Saturday 25th March at 7.30 pm, Christ Church, Skipton

Schumann – Manfred overture

Brahms – A German Requiem

Langcliffe Singers (director Nigel Waugh)

Soprano and baritone soloists TBA

Conductor – Elspeth Slorach

For our Spring 2017 concert we join forces with the Langcliffe Singers to perform Brahms’ ‘A German Requiem’. This large-scale work for chorus, orchestra, a soprano and a baritone soloist, composed between 1865 and 1868, comprises seven movements, and was Brahms’s longest composition. It is sacred but non-liturgical, and unlike the long tradition of the Latin Requiem, this is a Requiem in the German language.

The concert opens with Schumann’s powerfully melodramatic Manfred, inspired by Lord Byron’s poem of the same name.