Good Friday Concert | Brahms RequiemMusic Holy Week
£12 (plus booking fee)
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Join us this Good Friday as the girls and men of the Cathedral Choir perform Brahms' Requiem.
Soprano | Rebecca Hardwick
Baritone | Peter Brooks, Augustus Perkins Ray
Piano | Simon Hogan and James Gough
Conductor | Ian Keatley
Brahms' Requiem is one of the all-time favourites for choirs, full of soaring melody, power and sublime beauty, and one of the greatest choral masterpieces of the 19th Century. Brahms' composed his German Requiem (his longest composition) in the aftermath of his own mother's death with the intention of comforting the living. The work has become one of the most beloved of the choral repertoire. It traces a journey of grief through sorrow and pain through to warmth, brightness and calm.
Southwark Cathedral has boasted a fine Choir of boys and men for many years, greatly enhancing the worship offered here, and giving pupils at day schools the opportunity to learn music in the unique English Cathedral tradition. Southwark Cathedral Girls’ Choir was formed in 2000, to enrich the Cathedral’s musical heritage, and to offer to girls the same opportunity for musical, spiritual and social development which the boys have enjoyed for so long.
The Southwark Cathedral Girls’ Choir is the only Anglican Cathedral Girls’ Choir in London. The girls perform to an outstanding standard and is an established and cherished part of the life of the Cathedral, singing, like the Boys’ Choir, with the Lay Clerks.
The Girls' Choir is in demand for concerts and performances; since its inception it has undertaken six overseas tours, made three CD recordings, has been broadcast on BBC Radio Three and Songs of Praise, and performed at the Royal Albert Hall and the Royal Festival Hall.
All proceeds from the Good Friday Concert go directly into the Girls Choir Fund which – once we have replenished the funds following the pandemic – will help to pay for choir tours and CD recordings etc. Much-needed income from the Good Friday Concert this year will be important if we are to rebuild the Choir Fund.