City of London Sinfonia visit some of the UK's finest cathedrals throughout May and October

 

The Fauré Requiem tour celebrates the beauty of our magnificent and awe-inspiring churches, with performances of some of the most well known and uplifting sacred music. The Orchestra and the cathedral choirs will perform works by Thomas Tallis and Ralph Vaughan Williams, along with a new commission by Gabriel Jackson and Fauré's enduringly popular Requiem. There will also be a chance to hear the cathedral organist perform French composer Francis Poulenc's grand and masterful Organ Concerto, in the 50th anniversary year of the composer's death.

 

We are delighted to be joined for the concerts by our Principal Conductor and one of the world's leading choral directors, Stephen Layton, who will conduct the cathedral choir in each venue.

 

Stephen Layton will also lead the Come and Sing: Spem in Alium workshops in Guildford and Liverpool , which offer keen amateur singers a chance to work with one of the choral masters.

 

The Tour is generously supported by Friends of Cathedral Music, Arts Council England, The RVW Trust and The Foyle Foundation .

 

Programme

TALLIS Salvator mundi
TALLIS Why fum'th in fight?
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis
POULENC Organ Concerto
GABRIEL JACKSON Countless and wonderful are the ways to praise God *

FAURE Requiem

 

 

 

 

 

*Please support our crowdfunding campaign, Gabriel's Angels, to raise funds for this specially commissioned piece by Gabriel Jackson, which we will be performing as part of our tour.

 

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