Brahms Requim & Elgar Sea Pictures
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King's Lynn Festival Chorus
Johannes Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem, Op. 45
Edward Elgar Sea Pictures, Op. 37
Brahms himself wrote that his Requiem served to comfort the living, not the souls of the dead. Consequently Brahms’ most substantial choral work focuses on faith in the Resurrection rather than fear of the Day of Judgement. In performing Brahms’ own version of the work for chorus and piano duet, King’s Lynn Festival Chorus is delighted to once again be joined by musicians of international renown; BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist Michael Pandya with piano duet partner Lana Bode, and soloists Felix Kemp, baritone, and Bethany Horak-Hallett, mezzo soprano.
Alongside this cornerstone of the choral repertory, Bethany Horak-Hallett performs Elgar’s inimitable Sea Pictures. Composed by Elgar in 1894 at his own Broadwood square piano, the settings of five poems were originally written for soprano and piano and often performed in this version by Elgar himself. Bethany is joined in this performance with piano accompaniment by KLFC’s own Music Director, Ben Horden.
This concert is kindly supported by the Elgar Society