English Chamber Choir

Movements of the Requiem by different composers, interspersed with motets reflecting on the centenary of the 1918 Armistice.




The English Chamber Choir perform a monumental programme, encompassing more than seven centuries of choral writing, from the earliest surviving polyphonic setting of the Requiem by Ockeghem to Will Todd’s 2014 setting of No More Sorrow.

Amongst movements of the Requiem Mass by nine composers including Victoria, Mozart, Fauré and Duruflé we hear music that reflects on this year's centenary of the 1918 Armistice, including music dating from that year by Howells, Parry and Stanford. Works by Arvo Pǟrt and James Macmillan also feature.

At the core of the programme is Holst’s rarely performed Ode to Death, his 1919 commemoration of the war dead, in a new arrangement for choir and organ by Iain Farrington.

Soprano Elizabeth Weisberg is guest soloist in works by Brahms and Lili Boulanger.