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Duruflé Requiem

Worcester Cathedral
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Cathedral concert at Three Choirs Festival, seen through a window shaped like a clover


Geraint Bowen – conductor
Three Choirs Festival Youth Choir


Fauré Cantique de Jean Racine Listen

Williams Sea Sketches

— Interval —

Duruflé Requiem Listen

A chance to hear arguably the two most popular works of French choral music ever written in an evening of music rich with emotion and melody.

Opening the programme, Fauré’s Cantique de Jean Racine is a perfectly formed miniature of incredibly beauty. Written when he was just 19, the work envelops the listener into a tender embrace across its fleeting five minutes of music.

Much larger in scale, but equally delicate, is Duruflé’s Requiem. With glorious melodies emerging from a backdrop of angelic harmonies, the piece evokes images of peace and rest, before coming to a close in a sensual final movement.

Framed by the two works, Grace Williams’s Sea Sketches evokes the shifting colours and settings of the sea. Long-forgotten, her rich, thrilling music and trailblazing life is slowly being rediscovered as she takes her place as one of the foremost Welsh composers in history.

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Prices & Discounts

£15 – £50

10+ event subscription available; limited allocation of £5 under-30s tickets available on the door

Running time

1 hour 45 minutes, including 20-minute interval

Box office

Three Choirs Festival box office: 01452 768928


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Worcester Cathedral

8 College Yard

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