Songs of Farewell

Saturday 22 June 2019
Jesus College Chapel, CB5 8BL
For its final concert of the season, New Cambridge Singers will be turning to the last great pieces of two very different composers.

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The Spanish Renaissance composer Victoria’s Requiem Mass, written at the end of the Siglo de Oro (the Spanish Golden Age) is often regarded as a funeral for a departing era, and contrasts beautifully with the  work of the English composer Hubert Parry. Written during the First World War, Parry’s six Songs of Farewell can be seen as the pinnacle of his choral compositions, completed in the  last year of his life. The movements of the two works are interspersed to provide a unique listening experience.

By kind permission of the Master and Fellows of Jesus College

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1 hour 45 minutes