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Fauré Requiem By Candlelight (St Andrew Camerata)

By | Published on Thursday 15 August 2019

This prettily lit church was the pleasing setting for one of the most popular choral works in the repertoire. Heavenly associations were further enhanced by a harp in the orchestra – potentially unnerving in a mass for the dead – that left us in no doubt that orchestra is more poetic than organ. Horns announced the last trumpet in the ‘Dies irae’ and the choir’s authoritative entry demonstrated that this was indeed the “day of wrath”. The entry into ‘Lux Aeterna V’ was a silken thread linking it to the ‘Agnus Dei’ – floating in the air with unhurried accuracy, perfectly timed and very beautiful. Baritone soloist Roderick Bryce’s voice had depth and richness. Never attended a classical concert? Try this.

St Patrick’s Church, 17 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Louise Rodgers]