Grief and Consolation

Saturday, November 11th, 2017 at 7:30pm

Queens’ College Chapel, Cambridge

Fairhaven Singers, conducted by Ralph Woodward.


Two powerful works by Brahms lie at the heart of Grief and Consolation, a full-blooded and emotional programme that culminates in the premiere of a new work by New York-based choral luminary Ola Gjeilo. We sing Brahms’ Requiem in the composer’s own version for piano duet, and also his Schicksalslied, in a new piano duet version by our conductor, Ralph Woodward. Sandwiched between these Romantic masterpieces is Richard Rodney Bennett’s A Good-Night, a tender elegy in memory of Linda McCartney. The concert ushers the listener on a journey from desolation to solace, where Gjeilo’s touching piece awaits as a glowing conclusion.

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