The Cantata Singers of Ottawa present the Requiem of Gabriel Fauré by candlelight on the evening of Saturday 4 November. This masterpiece of the choral canon features an exquisite tenor line in the Agnus Dei that is worth the price of admission alone, but we don't stop there. We have invited two fabulous guest soloists to some very important bits: soprano Jeanine Williams and baritone Ryan Hofman.
The Fauré is, of course, the centrepiece of the evening but there is other music on the menu to enjoy:
- an excellent Misericordias Domini by Mozart in which he demonstrates how counterpoint is as much child's play to him as every other musical form (yes, he would have invented the tone poem if he had lived a while longer)
- another Fauré work that shows an early aptitude for choral composition
- another Mozart work that showcases our soprano soloist gloriously
- one of Bach's Brandenburg Concertos to give your ears a break from the choir and just enjoy the fine orchestra that is supporting our evening's work
So many reasons to come out for a peaceful evening of fine music. And tickets are easy to come by, in advance, on-line, or at the door. Advanced tickets are: $25 regular admission, $20 for seniors, and $8 for students.