Gabriel Fauré: Requiem
Cantique de Jean Racine
Woking’s Epworth Choir presented a ‘Celebration of French Music’ with works by Gabriel Fauré at Holy Trinity Church, High Street, Guildford on Saturday 18th April 2015. The concert, conducted by Epworth Choir’s Music Director, Michael Waldron also featured Gemma Summerfield, Mezzo Soprano, Laurence Williams, Baritone, Jeremy Cole, Organ and the Orchestra of the Pinnacle Ensemble.
The memorable performance of Gabriel Fauré’s enduring Requiem by the choir and orchestra was enhanced by the glorious singing of Gemma Summerfield, who stood in for Amy Lyddon at very short notice. The audience also very much appreciated Laurence Williams’ interpretation of three songs by Maurice Ravel and the Duruflé/Vierne organ solos performed in virtuoso style by Jeremy Cole. The choir’s performance of Cantique de Jean Racine and Pavanne completed a most enjoyable evening in celebration of French music.
The Concert raised £442 in support of the Royal Surrey County Hospital’s ‘Detecting Women’s Cancers’ Charity Appeal.