Elegant Theft: Duruflé’s Requiem
Duruflé’s Requiem, unbeknown to many audience members, is not all his own work. His silent collaborators were the monks of the medieval church whose Gregorian chants he ‘stole’ to create a unique, spellbinding masterpiece. His contribution was to bathe these glorious melodies in the luxuriant harmonies of the Impressionists to produce a meditative and personal experience for the listener.
Smaller but no less beautiful offerings include his unaccompanied Gregorian Motets performed by Perth Chamber Choir, anthems for choir, organ and harp by Fauré, including the divine Cantique de Jean Racine, plus a solo work for harp.
For more information, call Helen on 9246 2423 or Liz on 9245 2975.
There is no parking at Trinity Uniting Church but it is a short walk from the Elizabeth Quay train station and can also be reached by a variety of buses.