Portsmouth Baroque Choir sings music by Rheinberger, Weelkes & Vierne

Following on from its acclaimed Messiah performance with the Consort of Twelve at St Paul’s Chichester in July, Portsmouth Baroque Choir returns there at 7pm on Saturday 21st October with a programme of choral music by Joseph Rheinberger (Requiem in D minor), Louis Vierne (Messe solennelle), Thomas Weelkes (5 anthems to mark the 400th anniversary of his death and the Chichester Cathedral connection), John Tavener (Funeral Ikos, marking the 10th anniversary of his death), Ralph Vaughan Williams (Lord, thou hast been our refuge).

St Paul’s Chichester has a wonderful acoustic and two organs, so this will be a rare opportunity to hear Vierne’s Messe solennelle as conceived and premiered at St Sulpice, Paris in 1901 when Widor and the composer were the organists.

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