BRAHMS REQUIEM CONCERT 26 MAY 2018.
This highly successful choral-orchestral concert attracted a capacity audience in Exeter Cathedral.
Introduced by TV and radio pressenter Judi Spiers, the concert raised a large sum for the charity
Antony Clements - leader
ISCA ENSEMBLE CHORUS
THE MAYNARD SCHOOL SENIOR CHOIR
HELOISE WEST - soprano
JULIAN RIPPON - baritone
EMMANUEL BACH - violin
ROGER HENDY - Musical Director
Brahms might well have called his composition “A Human Requiem,” for it deals with human concerns and emotions: sorrow, trouble, anxiety, the meaning of life and death, and the hope and promise of a better life to come. Yet, in spite of its transcendent universality, it remains the personal expression of a complex and powerfully creative spirit. The mighty forces of the Requiem speak to all humanity with a single voice – that of Brahms himself – and therein lies its power to touch us so deeply.