Mozart Requiem at Fairfield Halls [CANCELLED]

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Saturday 27th June 2020, 7.30pm
Venue: Fairfield Halls, Croydon

Royal Choral Society
London Mozart Players

Conductor Richard Cooke

Julia Doyle soprano
Marta Fontanals-Simmons Mezzo
Robin Bailey Tenor
Tristan Hambleton Bass

Handel Coronation Anthems: My Heart is Inditing, Zadok the Priest
Mozart Symphony No. 39 in E flat K.543
Mozart Requiem

With huge regret, we have had to cancel this concert due to Covid-19.

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The Royal Choral Society ventures south of the river to the newly-reopened Fairfield Halls in Croydon to perform alongside its resident orchestra, the London Mozart Players, in the Phoenix Concert Hall.

Legend says that the swan sings one sublime song in its life – just before death. If there were ever a ‘swan song’ to perfectly reflect this metaphor it is Mozart’s final composition – his Requiem, a masterpiece of drama and passion.

The enigmatic circumstances of the composition – the mysterious commission, the death of Mozart, the secret completion by students – have ensured a continued fascination with the work, but above all it is the music that endures: the poignant Kyrie, the powerful Dies Irae, the affecting Lacrimosa.

The Royal Choral Society has been performing this choral favourite since the choir’s formation in 1872. In this, their first concert in Croydon for 50 years, they will also perform two much-loved anthems by Handel including the epic ‘Zadok the Priest’. The choir will be joined by Fairfield Halls’ resident orchestra, the London Mozart Players, who will also perform Mozart’s majestic Symphony No.39, all under the baton of Royal Choral Society Music Director Richard Cooke.