We Will Remember Them: A concert marking the centenary of the end of the Great War

10 November 2018
19:30 - 21:30
Nave
A picture of a First World War soldier in the Cloisters

BRAHMS Ein Deutsches Requiem
PARRY Songs of Farewell

Norwich Cathedral Chamber Choir
Västerås Cathedral Motet Choir
Norwich Cathedral Players

Katy Crompton Soprano
Matthew Durkan Baritone

Ashley Grote, Johan Hammarström Conductors

About the concert

Norwich Cathedral Chamber Choir are joined by the Motet Choir from Västerås Cathedral, Sweden, and by internationally acclaimed soloists Katy Crompton and Matthew Durkan, for a special concert commemorating the centenary of the end of the Great War.

Unlike the Latin Requiem Mass, Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem sets a selection of texts from scripture which express the transition from anguish to the peace found in Christ: “Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted”. Alongside Brahms’ masterpiece is Parry’s Songs of Farewell, marking 100 years since the death of Hubert Parry in 1918. Parry was deeply saddened by the events of the Great War, not least by the loss of many of his pupils at the Royal College of Music who gave their lives fighting on the Western Front. The concert opens with Purcell’s 8 part anthem Hear my prayer which sets the first verse of Psalm 102, a cry of anguish to God: it is heard here in a re-working by the comtemporary Swedish composer Jan Sandström. 

Doors 6.45pm. Tickets £14 - £26.
Book online here or visit Norwich Theatre Royal (01603 630000).

For more about events at Norwich Cathedral this Remembrancetide click here