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Chamber Choir perform Spring Concert

Chamber Choir Tuesday 3 May 2016

Music lovers congregated to hear Liverpool Hope University Chamber Choir and an ensemble from the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic perform at the Spring Concert.

Dedicated to the charity Rainbow for Africa UK, the event featured pieces by Mathias, Gjeilo and Todd, as well as two Spirituals.

However the main work of the evening was Requiem by Fauré, which saw the choir accompanied by Metropolitan Cathedral organist Richard Lea and the Philharmonic ensemble.

The performance aimed to recreate the chamber version of the Requiem, based on research undertaken by John Rutter and Philip Legge. Their reconstructions of the scoring for lower strings, horns, harp and organ are based on what remains of Fauré's original manuscript, which is held in the the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris.

Representatives from Rainbow for Africa UK gave a short presentation on their recent work with Syrian refugees in Greece and the audience were generous with their donations.

Choir Director David Walters received positive feedback from attendees, including congratulations from Head of Music Dr Laura Hamer.

Dean of Arts and Humanities Professor Nicholas Rees said: “My thanks to all those who performed and made the concert a great success. I was very proud of our students and staff.”

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