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The Chant Influence

THE CHANT INFLUENCE: Parisian Sacred Music from the 20th and 21st Centuries

Let Keswick Hall Choir whisk you away to Paris for the evening, to enjoy the sounds and sonorities of chant music as interpreted in the 20th and 21st Centuries. Directed by Daniel Justin, with guest organists David Dunnett and Peter Stevens, this is not your average tourist trail! Be our guest for this exciting programme:

  • Messe Salve Regina – Yves Castagnet
  • Litanies a la Vierge Noir (FP 82) – Francis Poulenc
  • Ave Regina Caelorum (World Premiere) – Sebastian Johnson
  • Requiem (Op.9) – Maurice Duruflé

Yves Castagnet holds the post of Organist of the Orgue de Choer in Notre Dame, Paris. His intense and virtuostic Messe Salve Regina for choir and two organs, based on the plainsong Antiphon, is a masterpiece of 21st Century Sacred Music. More reflective in character, but still with a significant range of emotions is Poulenc’s Litanies a la Vierge Noir, which is followed by the World Premiere of Ave Caelorum, commissioned by the Choir from young Norwich composer Sebastian Johnson. The programme finishes with Durufle’s setting of the Requiem, based on the Gregorian Chant of the Requiem Mass, weaving the chant between a virtuostic organ part and soaring angelic lines.

Adults: £15
Students £7
Children £5
Wheelchair User + Carer £15

Venue: Norwich Cathedral of St John the Baptist

Time: 7:30 pm

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