19 October 2019 - 2 November 2019



Saturday 03 November 2018 at 7:30 PM


Canterbury Cathedral


£31.25, £26.25, £19.25, £13.25 (all ticket prices include a Marlowe per tickets booking fee of £1.25)


Saturday’s concert in the Cathedral closes the Festival with a romantic flourish. Brahms' choral writing was centred on his German Requiem, but there are shorter works of similar quality, two of which – The Alto Rhapsody for alto solo, men’s choir and orchestra, and the Song of Destiny, will be performed by the choir and orchestra in the first half of the concert.

Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 2, Lobgesang, better known as Hymn of Praise, follows. A favourite of the choral repertoire ever since it was written in 1840, it has a similar structure to Beethoven’s 9th with three orchestral movements preceding the grand, extended choral finale. Hymn of Praise ends with a burst of uplifting energy and fiery choruses, offset by enchantingly lyrical orchestral writing and solos arias.

Rebecca Lea                       Soprano 
Madeleine Shaw                  Mezzo soprano 
Peter Auty                           Tenor 
Richard Cooke                    Conductor

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