Sheffield Chamber Music Festival: Sheffield
19 May 2024 | 3:00 pm
An afternoon of glorious choral music.
Ella Taylor, Anna Huntley, Darius Battiwalla, Ensemble 360, Abbeydale Singers & Lucy Joy Morris
The Abbeydale Singers perform Cantique de Jean Racine, one of Gabriel Fauré’s most popular works, loved for its beautifully restrained nature and gorgeous harmonies. They are joined by Ensemble 360 for Fauré’s Mass, rarely performed in its entirety, composed in collaboration with his lifelong friend, André Messager, in honour of fishermen from the tiny Normandy village of Villerville.
Organist Darius Battiwalla plays César Franck’s mesmerising Prelude, Fugue and Variation before singers Anna Huntley and Ella Taylor, rising stars of the opera and concert stage, join Ensemble 360 and Abbeydale Singers for the shimmering sounds of the Queen’s Vision by the Irish-French composer Augusta Holmès.
Gabriel Fauré/Messager: Messe des Pêcheurs de Villerville
Gabriel Fauré : Cantique de Jean Racine
César Franck : Prelude, Fugue and Variation op. 18
Augusta Mary Anne Holmes: La vision de la reine