philharmonie zuidnederland

Requiem: Time for reflection
Sun 5 Nov ’23 14:15 uur

Ed Spanjaard, conductor
Carina Vinke, alto
Studium Chorale, chamber choir (Hans Leenders, conductor)

Programme:
Mahler - Urlicht                                                      
Tawfiq - Requiem des Fleurs et des Nuages           
Fauré - Requiem

Sun 5 Nov ’23
14:15 uur
  • Sun 5 Nov ’23
    14:15 uur
    Main Hall
  • A drink is included in the price

'O rose red...' that sung melody of Urlicht blossoms from the depths of the soul. Tender string sounds embrace the lone singing voice. Velvety, rising and falling trumpets connect earth and sky.

'O rose red...' that sung melody of Urlicht blossoms from the depths of the soul. The choir performs this music from Mahler's Resurrection Symphony a cappella, setting the stage for this comforting concert programme. Honorary conductor Ed Spanjaard conducts two requiems that offer a different perspective on life. Tawfiq's Requiem des Fleurs et des Nuages is a hymn to life, in which it is not the fear of death that rules, but a world full of nature and lush clouds. 'As if to emphasise that the soul of his sensuous, sparklingly orchestrated work is fluid and transcends earthly boundaries,' says NRC. And Fauré's Requiem, one of THE most loved death masses. In Fauré's own words, 'A very human sense of hope and peace.'