Parry Songs of Farewell
Fri, March 13, 2020 / 8pm
First Church, Cambridge
11 Garden Street, Cambridge
Cantata Singers presents Gabriel Fauré’s stunning Requiem in D minor alongside C. Hubert H. Parry’s Songs of Farewell. Set to a shortened version of the Catholic Mass for the Dead in Latin, Fauré masterfully presents the solemn subject with subtly, grace, and poignant intimacy. Parry’s Songs of Farewell, a set of motets for unaccompanied chorus, were among some of the last compositions by the British composer. Written during the First World War, they are based on texts by British poets that all reflect on the transitory nature of life.
Laura Stanfield Prichard, Principal Pre-Concert Speaker for the Chicago Symphony, Berkshire Choral International, and Boston Baroque, will be giving a free pre-concert talk at 7pm in Jewett Hall.
Following the performance, all are invited to attend a free post-concert reception.
C. Hubert H. Parry, "Songs of Farewell"
Gabriel Fauré, Requiem in D minor