Durham University Choral Society with soloist Phil Normand sing Vaughan Williams and Stanford and rise to the challenge of Parry’s ‘Songs of farewell’.
Ben Rowarth’s “Christus: A Passiontide Sequence” is a powerful and provocative new approach to the story of Christ’s Passion, combining imaginative writing with a firm grounding in musical history. This startling new work was combined with an energetic performance of Mozart’s Requiem, sung by the Durham University Choral Society and Chamber Choir, conducted by Mike Summers.
An exciting bit of news landed in my in-box on Friday evening: the next Durham University Choral Society concert will include the first performance of a new commissioned work by recent Durham graduate Ben Rowarth. It’s called “Christus: A Passion Sequence” and is for chorus and soloists, accompanied by strings and harp. It sounds as […]