Darwin Chorale will be presenting Faure’s Requiem at 4pm on Sunday 14 April at Christ Church Cathedral in Smith Street, Darwin.
The words lofty, sublime and death do not normally go hand in hand, but in Darwin Chorale’s forthcoming concert, Fauré Requiem, those themes are seamlessly bridged. For composer Gabriel Fauré, death is likened to going to sleep and his outlook is therefore introverted and lullaby-like. Under the music direction of Digby Barrow, the seven movements of the choral-orchestral work will be performed on Palm Sunday (April 14) in the lead up the Easter period. Darwin Chorale will also perform JS Bach’s treatment of Jesu, meine Freude, a 17th century hymn that personifies Jesus as joy and support, versus enemies and the vanity of existence. Christ Church Cathedral provides a fitting backdrop to the performance which will appeal to all lovers of classical choral works.