Sunday 26 November 2017 – 7.30pm
Brahms & Dvořák
Our opening concert of the season presents works by two 19th Century composers, Brahms and Dvořák who are perhaps best known for their symphonic output, but when they turned to sacred music, produced works of exquisite beauty. Dvořák’s Te Deum was written as an introductory work to his new post as Director of the National Conservatory in New York and has remained popular ever since. Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem was written after the death of his mother although there has been some speculation that the loss of Robert Schuman a few years earlier still weighed heavily on his mind.
Alexandra Lowe (soprano) has won several prestigious awards whilst completing her Masters degree in Music at the RNCM in Manchester and will be studying at the Guildhall School of Music from September.
Our baritone soloist, Andrew Randall lived locally and attended both Hope Valley College and Lady Manners School before taking a degree in Music at Nottingham University and then a postgraduate Masters - MMus in vocal performance at the Birmingham Conservatoire.