Nottingham Cathedral Choir join forces with the Helix Ensemble and members of the Nottingham Youth Orchestra for this invigorating concert featuring popular works by two towering figures of Western classical music.
Ludwig van Beethoven's Mass in C was written in the thick of one of the composer's most creative periods (alongside his Fifth and Sixth Symphonies, the Fourth Piano Concerto and Choral Fantasia). It was slated as 'unbearably ridiculous' by the Hungarian prince who financed its creation, but the potent drama and sincerity of expression has made the Mass in C an enduring favourite with an raw emotional core that speaks directly the listener.
Ralph Vaughan William's Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis was premiered at the Three Choir's Festival in 1910 - the same year as his Sea Symphony. This lush, expansive work for three string ensembles takes Thomas Tallis's Third Psalm Tune for 'Why Fum'th in Fight?' and creates an overwhelming expressive tapestry of shimmering colours.
Experience the soaring emotional richness of Vaughan Williams and Beethoven, in the beautiful setting of Nottingham’s Pugin-designed Cathedral.
Saturday 13 June 2020, 7.45pm