Britten (arr. Morgan/Pochin) Missa Brevis (world premiere)
Lotti, Caldara, Vivaldi, J.S Bach Crucifixus
James Morgan conductor
Brighton Festival Chorus
Brighton Festival Youth Choir
Poised between the solemnity of Good Friday and the joy of Easter Day, this special concert by the massed ranks of two great choirs and one of the country’s finest orchestras provides an appropriate focus for the Easter weekend.
Featuring Duruflé’s exquisite Requiem and contrasting settings of the Crucifixus, the Chorus present a feast of choral music ranging from Baroque intricacy to 20th-century eloquence. The world premiere of a new orchestral arrangement of Britten’s Missa Brevis completes the programme, bringing this iconic Mass setting into the concert hall repertoire for the first time.
In one of a series of concerts to mark Brighton Festival Chorus’ fiftieth birthday year, the Chorus and Youth Choir are joined for by the world renowned Royal Philharmonic Orchestra to perform some of the most emotional and moving works in the choral repertoire.