Organ concert with the Grand Théâtre Opera Chorus
To mark the end of season the Grand Théâtre Opera Chorus will be treating us to a series of choral works combining sacred and secular music from the 18th to the 20th century. The impressive acoustics of the protestant church of Saint-Gervais and its organ built by Felsberg will host the singers for a colourful programme. The concert will begin to the strains of the orthodox liturgy reinvented by Sergei Rachmaninoff and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, followed by a brief interlude on the organ, the Toccata and Fugue in D minor by Johann Sebastian Bach, performed by Alan Woodbridge who is also the choir master at the GTG. The singers will take centre stage once more with extracts from The Lark in which Leonard Bernstein sets L’Alouette by Jean Anouil to music. A short journey through the Magnificat by Herbet Howells, Die drei Könige by Peter Cornelius and the Nachtlied by Max Reger will carry the audience to the climax of the evening, extracts from Die Meistersinger by Richard Wagner.
|Musical Director and Organ||Alan Woodbridge|