Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem
On Saturday 3rd November 2018, members of Louth Choral Society will join with singers from six other choirs to present a performance of Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem. The iconic 20th century choral masterpiece was commissioned to mark the consecration of the new Coventry Cathedral. First performed on 30th May 1962, it gained immediate critical acclaim: the first recording selling nearly a quarter of a million copies in less than six months, unheard of in the field of classical music. This performance by almost 500 singers and instrumentalists, and featuring soloists Rachel Nicholls, soprano, Alessandro Fisher, tenor, and Julien Van Mellaerts, baritone, conducted by Mark Wilde, promises to be a moving and memorable occasion.
Tickets costing £20 (reserved), £16, £12, £8 and £5 are available from the Lincoln Cathedral shop (01522 561644) on-line: visitlincoln.com/requiem or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come and Sing: Bach & Handel Choruses
Saturday 17th November 2018
St James’s Church, Louth
Louth Choral Society is hosting a ‘Come and Sing’ performance of a selection of favourite choruses composed by Bach and Handel. Allan Smith (Musical Director, Louth Choral Society) will rehearse the singers, accompanied by David Parker.
Vocal scores containing all the music to be rehearsed and performed will be included in the fee paid – please feel free to take away your copy of the music after the performance.
Although an ability to read music at a basic level will be an advantage, it is not essential - the atmosphere is very relaxed and you will have the opportunity to sit alongside members of the choir and other experienced singers.
Further details to follow.
Saturday 22nd December 2018