Requiems Old & New
Great Malvern Priory, Church St, Malvern WR14 2AY
Tickets £15 (students £7.50) from the TIC 01684 892289 & The Courtyard, Hereford 01432 340555
The Requiem Officium Defunctorum by the Spanish composer Tomás Luis de Victoria is one of the glories of the Renaissance. Composed in 1603, and published in 1605, the music soars in sublime polyphony. The work forms the first half of this concert given by the much-acclaimed Carice Singers with Conductor George Parris. The second half begins with a short work by Elgar ‘They are at Rest’ and concludes with the première of a Requiem by composer and arranger Derek Smith written in memory of his late wife Juliet. Derek and Juliet lived in Malvern for many years before Derek moved to the Bristol area and so it is very apt that this work should be premièred at Great Malvern Priory.