Cadogan Hall: McDowall/Haydn Concert: 25th March 2022
Cecilia McDowall’s Da Vinci Requiem skilfully interweaves the text of the Mass for the Dead with various writings of or about the great Renaissance Man. The result is a powerfully communicative addition to the repertoire. Not only is the choral writing vibrant but colourful use is made of the orchestra, most notably in the way singing lines are enhanced by harp, glockenspiel and vibraphone.
The Capriol Suite is a set of dances composed in October 1926 by Peter Warlock and is considered one of his most popular works.
Josef Haydn composed the "Mass in Time of War (Paukenmesse)" at Eisenstadt in August 1796, at the time of Austria’s general mobilization into war. Reflecting the troubled mood of his time, Haydn’s potent integration of references to battle in the ‘Benedictus’ and ‘Agnus Dei’ movements is inspired. The Mass was first performed on 26 December 1796 in the Piarist Church of Maria Treu in Vienna.
Friday March 25th 2022 at 7:30pm
McDowall Da Vinci Requiem
Warlock Capriol Suite
Haydn Mass "In Time of War" ("Paukenmesse")
Tamsin Raitt soprano
Rosamund Thomas mezzo soprano
Christopher Willoughby tenor
Jamie Hall baritone
Goldsmiths Choral Union
Affinity Chamber Orchestra
Jack Apperley conductor