Symphony Hall, Birmingham +44 (0)121 345 0600
Jeffrey Skidmore conductor
David Briggs organ
Grace Davidson soprano
Greg Skidmore baritone
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Poulenc: Concerto for Organ, Strings and Timpani 19'
Poulenc: Figure Humaine 21'
Faurť: Requiem 38'
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ďI wanted to write something different,Ē said Gabriel Faurť, and his Requiem is exactly that. Thereís no terror or rage here: just music of deep peace, tender humanity, and Ė in the lovely Pie Jesu Ė transcendent beauty. Birminghamís world-famous chamber choir joins the CBSO for this very special performance, and marks the 50th anniversary of Poulencís death with two very different masterpieces: the powerful Figure Humaine, written in occupied France, and the roof-raising drama of Poulencís flamboyant Organ Concerto.
Please note that these concerts also form part of Ex Cathedraís season and the Birmingham International Concert Season, and can be booked under each organisationís concert packages. Other discounts may vary; check when booking.
Special prices and seating plan apply: £9.50, £15, £20, £25, £30, £35, £40
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The Flying Dutchman, Saturday 16 March
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