EX CATHEDRA: THE FACE OF HUMANITY

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Sunday 17 February 2013 at 4.00pm

Symphony Hall, Birmingham +44 (0)121 345 0600

Jeffrey Skidmore  conductor
David Briggs  organ
Grace Davidson  soprano
Greg Skidmore  baritone
Ex Cathedra  
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra  

Poulenc: Concerto for Organ, Strings and Timpani 19'
Poulenc: Figure Humaine 21'
Fauré: Requiem 38'
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“I wanted to write something different,” said Gabriel Fauré, and his Requiem is exactly that. There’s no terror or rage here: just music of deep peace, tender humanity, and – in the lovely Pie Jesu – transcendent beauty. Birmingham’s world-famous chamber choir joins the CBSO for this very special performance, and marks the 50th anniversary of Poulenc’s death with two very different masterpieces: the powerful Figure Humaine, written in occupied France, and the roof-raising drama of Poulenc’s flamboyant Organ Concerto.

Please note that these concerts also form part of Ex Cathedra’s season and the Birmingham International Concert Season, and can be booked under each organisation’s concert packages. Other discounts may vary; check when booking.

Special prices and seating plan apply: £9.50, £15, £20, £25, £30, £35, £40

If you like this concert, you might also like:
CBSO Youth Orchestra: Mahler’s Fifth, Sunday 24 February
The Flying Dutchman, Saturday 16 March
The Birmingham Beethoven Cycle: Symphonies 8 & 9, Saturday 29 June