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Fauré Requiem – Echo and Chiltern Arts Festival Chorus
Sunday 4th February 2018, 7:30 pm
Chiltern Arts Festival Chorus
Eamonn Dougan (conductor)
Ashley Riches (baritone)
Sarah Latto (conductor)
The first of two 2018 Chiltern Arts Take Note ensembles, Echo, perform motets and chansons by Fauré, Duruflé and Poulenc, before joining singers from across the Chilterns for a performance of Fauré’s much-loved Requiem under the baton of Eamonn Dougan, associate conductor of The Sixteen.
The Chiltern Arts Festival Chorus will be made up of singers from across the Chilterns who have come together specifically for this event. Click here to find out how to get involved – it’s open to all!
- Ubi caritas
- Tota pulchra es
- Tu es Petrus
- Tantum ergo
Trois chansons – Maurice Ravel
- 1. Nicolette
- 2. Trois beaux oiseaux de paradis
- 3. Ronde
Au joli jeu du pousse avant – Clément Janequin
Je ne l’ose dire – Pierre Certon
Sur le Joli Jonc – Adrian Willlaert
Il est bel et bon – Pierre Passerau
Six Chansons – Paul Hindemith
- 1. La biche
- 3. Puisque tout passe
- 5. En hiver
- 6. Verger
Hymne a la Vierge – Pierre Villette
Requiem – Gabriel Fauré
About the Artists
Eamonn Dougan is an inspirational director and renowned baritone. He read music at New College, Oxford, before continuing his vocal and conducting studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Eamonn has directed many renowned orchestras and choirs including BBC Singers, Accentus (Paris), Opera Rara, Trondheim Barokk, Wroclaw Philharmonic Choir (Poland), Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, The Hallé, and Coro de la Comunidad (Madrid).
echo came together in early 2017 as former members of Genesis Sixteen, a prestigious young artists programme run by one of the world’s greatest musical ensembles, The Sixteen, under Harry Christophers CBE. Described as “Transformative, a breath of fresh air to the British choral scene”, echo aim to produce accessible, innovative performances of the highest quality, whilst challenging some of the preconceptions associated with choral music. Recent concerts include a performance at the National Gallery as part of the The Sixteen’s ‘Sound Sublime’ festival, and a collaboration with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Magnus Lindberg at St. John Smith’s Square.
Photo Credits: Benjamin Hart & Eliza Brown