Hertfordshire Chorus: Fauré’s Requiem and Widor’s Toccata with music by Vasks, MacMillan and Monteverdi Date: Saturday 25 February 2023 Time: 7.30pm Hertfordshire Chorus Edward Grint Baritone Helen Collier Soprano Ruth Rogers Violin Sarah Butcher Cello Rufus Frowde Organ David Temple MBE conductor In the magniﬁcent setting of St Albans Cathedral we showcase powerful works for voices with minimal accompaniment from across the centuries. Gabriel Fauré’s well-loved Requiem contains some of the most beautiful melodies he ever composed, including the Pie Jesu and In Paradisum. Claudio Monteverdi’s Dixit Dominus and Beatus Vir blend voices and instruments to achieve a sense of grandeur and uplifting drama. James MacMillan is one of Britain’s greatest living composers. His piece O Radiant Dawn from the beautiful Strathclyde Motets entreats us to search for light to lead us out of darkness. Plainscapes by Latvian composer Peteris Vasks is an ethereal piece of vocalisation without words, offering a new approach to modern music that may change some minds. Numbers by rising star Shruthi Rajasekar plays with the concept that mathematics weaves through everything we do in our daily lives. Our programme concludes with Charles-Marie Widor’s Toccata played by Rufus Frowde on the cathedral’s magniﬁcent organ Tickets: Premium £30 - Centre front with full view Classic £20 - Centre middle with full view Standard £10 - Centre back with full view No view £5 - Mainly located in the aisles or behind pillars. These seats have no view of the stage. No view seats will only be released when seats with views have sold out. Concessions: Children under 18 £5, Students with ID £5. Companions go free. Doors will open 30 minutes before concert starts. There is an interval of 20 minutes during this performance.