AN AUTUMN CONCERT WITH SUSSEX CHORUS
Sussex Chorus, one of the county’s foremost choirs, will be performing their opening concert of their ninety fourth season on Saturday, 9th November at 7.30 p.m. in All Saints Parish Church, Hove. The programme will concentrate on works by Brahms, including A German Requiem, Four Serious Songs and excerpts from his Neue Liebeslieder opus 65 but will also include Haydn’s Four Part Songs.
Brahm’s Requiem was composed between 1865 and 1868, when Brahms was in his thirties, and may have been inspired by the death of his mother in 1865. The first performance was a great success and proved to be a turning point in his career. In addition to the orchestral accompaniment, which is the one which is usually played, Brahms composed an accompaniment for four hands on one piano which you now have a chance to hear. The Four Serious Songs, whose text is biblical, was the only composition published during the last year of Brahm’s life, having been presented to his publisher on his last birthday.
The concert will be conducted by Neil Jenkins, Musical Director of the Sussex Chorus, and the soloists are soprano Bibi Heal, a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, and bass-baritone Michael Bundy , who studied at Trinity College, Cambridge. Timothy Nail and Glen Capra will be providing the piano accompaniment.
Tickets are £15, concessions £12, students and children under 16 £5 and they are available from the Sussex Chorus web site and Ticket Manager on 01444 412579, The Dome Box Office on 01273 709709 and www. WeGotTickets.com