Monday 11 January 2016

The Evening Watch

Reverie - artistic director Robbie Jacobs
There seems to have been something in the air in Europe in the early 1920's, making three very different composers turn to unaccompanied mass settings. RVW wrote his Mass in G minor, Ildebrando Pizzetti wrote his Requiem and Frank Martin wrote his Mass (though Martin would put it into a draw and it would not be performed for some time).

Conductor Robbie Jacobs and his choir, Reverie, are bringing together RVW's mass and Pizzetti's requiem and linking them with a common thread of plainchant in a concert entitled The Evening Watch which is on Thursday 21 January 2016 at the Church of St Mary-le-Bow. Another plainchant component will be Maurice Durufle's Quatre Motets sur des Themes Gregoriens along with some of Hildegard of Bingen's magical chant. Also in the programme will be music by Erics Esenvalds and a brand new piece by Ben Rowarth, The Evening Watch.

Full details from the Reverie website.

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