In case you haven’t yet bought tickets for our Caritas Remembrance Concert on Saturday, 12th November, you can find the link through the buttong below.
We have a wonderful array of music lined up for you, including:
- 'Crossing the bar' by Hubert Parry
- ‘Lacrimosa' and 'Amen’ from Mozart’s ‘Requiem’
- ’The souls of the righteous’ by the highly regarded Welsh composer and a keen follower of Caritas, Geraint Lewis; this fine anthem was sung in St Paul’s Cathedral last month following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth.
The programme will also include two choruses from Mendelssohn’s oratorio ‘Elijah’, music by Tallis, Byrd, Howells and a choral version of the very popular ‘Adagio' by Samuel Barber.
In the meantime, we bring you this delightful, short part-song ‘My spirit sang all day’ by the English 20th century composer Gerald Finzi, recorded at a recent Caritas rehearsal in St German’s Church where our Remembrance concert will be held:
It is one of seven pieces set to the poetry by Robert Bridges, a vibrant, ecstatic declaration of love; the refrain “Oh, my joy!” is very poignant as the piece was written around the time of Finzi’s marriage to his wife Joyce (Joy).
With all best wishes - and very much hoping to see you on the afternoon of 12th November!