Brahms
Ein deutsches Requiem

St James's, Piccadilly, London

Friday 12 May7:30pm

Sonoro
Victoria Newlyn
Michael Higgins and Ian Tindale, piano
Neil Ferris, conductor

A special performance of Brahms’ choral masterpiece, interspersed with poetry and texts exploring life and beyond, read by Victoria Newlyn.

We are delighted to be returning to St James’s, Piccadilly for a special performance of the 1871 London version of Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiemarranged by the composer for piano duet.

Sonoro will be joined by renowned actor and performer Victoria Newlyn who will intersperse texts and poetry tied to the theme ‘Life and beyond between the movements of the Requiem and will feature works by writers such as Thomas HardyJohn DonneWilliam Shakespeare and Khalil Gibran among others.

By incorporating these readings into our performance of Brahms’s optimistic Requiem, we aim to give you a deeper insight into the reasons why Brahms himself chose not to set the traditional Requiem Mass. The texts have been chosen to enhance the music, add to the atmosphere, and create a wider, more fulfilling experience.



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    03
    2018

    Passion & Polyphony

    Concert and debut album launch reception

    MacMillan – Cecilia Virgo
    Martin – Mass for Double Choir
    MacMillan – Data est mihi omnis potestas

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  • 20
    12
    2017

    Christmas with Sonoro

    St John's Church, Wimbledon

    A magical way to celebrate the festive season with family and friends.

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  • 11
    11
    2017

    The Cool Web

    A Robert Graves Oratorio

    A special performance of Jools Scott's oratorio on Remembrance Day to open the Wimbledon International Music Festival.

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  • 14
    10
    2017

    Merton SingFest

    Supper with Sonoro

    An evening of popular folk, jazz and classic songs, with two course supper.

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