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Registered Charity No. 1049352

Honorary President: Sasha Johnson Manning

Next Concert

Saturday 25 September 2021, 7:30pm

High Street Methodist Church, Harpenden

The Earthly Rose

Paul Dukas - Fanfare pour précéder La Péri

Gabriel Fauré - Cantique de Jean Racine

Jean Boumard - Ave Maria

Frank Bridge - Three Idylls

Ēriks Ešenvalds - The Earthly Rose

David Willcocks/Charles Marie Widor - Sing!

Gabriel Fauré - Requiem

Ivo McGrandle - Treble

John Holland-Avery - Baritone

Richard Hills - organ

Matthew Woodward - piano

The Gildas String Quartet

Rufus Frowde - Conductor

Tickets: Call 0845 475 1664 *

Unreserved £14; Students £7; Under 16 free

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Email: tickets@hardyngechoir.org

Gabriel Fauré distilled some of the most beautiful melodies he ever composed into his Requiem. It was almost certainly a musical tribute to his father, who died three years before Fauré began work on the Requiem.

The Cantique de Jean Racine was written for a competition held just before Fauré graduated from the École Niedermeyer in Paris.  Fauré won first prize for his gentle, emotionally pitch-perfect entry.

In  his Three Idylls for string quartet Frank Bridge created a varied tonal canvas of different textures and expressive character. The third of the Three Idylls gave Benjamin Britten the theme for his well-known Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge.  


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