14.05.14 7.30pm, Cadogan Hall; £30, £26, £22, £18


A programme commemorating all those who lost their lives in the First World War 1914.

In this thought-provoking programme, designed to remember the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, a complete Mass provides the framework, put together from war-like sources. These come either from the tradition of the Armed Man (L’homme armé), or are based on a chanson actually describing a battle (La batalla). The peaceful element of the programme is provided partly by two movements from Victoria’s peerless 6-voice Requiem Mass and partly by some deeply moving funeral motets: Tavener’s work was sung at the funeral of Princess Diana; Mouton’s at the funeral of Anne of Brittany; and Lobo’s at the funeral of Philip II of Spain. In Pärt’s beautiful The Woman with the Alabaster Box, Christ refers to his own burial.

Part of Choral at Cadogan 2013/14

Peter Phillips director


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