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

 

HOSPISCARE.

 

ISCA ENSEMBLE

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.