Saturday, 5 May 2018

Royal Free Singers 45th Anniversary Summer Prom

Royal Free Singers with Enfield Citadel Band

Saturday 23rd June: 7.30pm

Windsor Parish Church 

From its origins in 1973, when Ben Gunner, then a geography teacher at the former Royal Free Boys School, formed a small choir of staff and parents, the Royal Free Singers has grown to become a 100-plus community choir, serving the wider Windsor area and dedicated to performing the best of choral music, both the familiar and the less well known.
The choir is very pleased to be joined on this anniversary occasion by the celebrated Enfield Citadel Band of the Salvation Army, who will be performing works from their brass band repertoire as well as accompanying the choir in the late Ray Steadman-Allen’s up-tempo Salvationist ‘Age of Rockets’ and in popular prom favourites for audience participation such as Jerusalem and Land of Hope and Glory.  The concert will also include well-loved opera choruses like Borodin’s Polovtsian Dances and the Easter Hymn from Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana, and Fauré’s gentle Cantique de Jean Racine. 



Ticket prices:
£15
£1 for under 12s,
£5 for 12-16 year-olds
Special block booking rates for 10+ tickets, if booked in advance.


For tickets:- 
click here to buy tickets
Phone: 07434 626045
Email: linchanan@aol.com
 
Call in: The Royal Windsor Information Centre, Royal Windsor Station, Windsor

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Spring Concert 2018 - Durufle and Peeters



Durufle - Requiem

Flor Peeters - Missa Festiva

Windsor Parish Church:  Saturday, 24 March 2018, 7.30 pm


Flor Peeters (1903-1986) was a professor at the celebrated Lemmens Institute music school in Leuven, and for the greater part of his life was organist at Belgium’s metropolitan cathedral, St. Rombout’s in Mechelen (pictured). Other posts held included organ and composition professorships at Tilburg and Antwerp Conservatories. Renaissance music, particularly the school of Flemish polyphony, was a significant influence on his own compositions, including the Missa Festiva, composed in 1947, perhaps the best known of his nine Masses.
 

Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986) composed his 1947 Requiem, opus 9, in memory of his father. Like Fauré he omits the Dies Irae and employs a mezzo-soprano and baritone soloist for, respectively, the Pie Jesu and sections of the Offertorium and Libera me. The music while based on themes from the Gregorian plainchant Mass for the Dead, has a distinctly contemporary, but individual character. Many consider it to be one of the most beautiful pieces of 20th century religious music.

Ticket prices:
£15
£1 for under 12s,
£5 for 12-16 year-olds
Special block booking rates for 10+ tickets, if booked in advance.


For tickets:- 
click here to buy tickets
Phone: 07434 626045
Email: linchanan@aol.com
 
Call in: The Royal Windsor Information Centre, Royal Windsor Station, Windsor