Fauré Requiem – London Mozart Players / Mousai Singers / Daniel Cook
In the 2016 festival these two fantastic ensembles, under Daniel Cook, collaborated for the first time to perform Paul Mealor’s hauntingly beautiful The Shadows of War. It was a truly memorable concert, blending some of the finest singers and players into one.
This year they return to finish our four year commemoration of WW1 – Bairstow (Blessed city, heavenly Salem) and Duruflé (Quatre Motets sur des thèmes grégoriens) both lived through the Great War and Mantas’ Serenade for Strings is dedicated to it.
We complete the programme with Fauré’s ever-popular Requiem. This is a rare opportunity for this exquisite piece to be performed on the Marsh by professional singers and orchestra.
This concert also marks the end of Daniel Cook’s time as JAM on the Marsh Curator, as he hands over to Michael Bawtree for 2019 & 2020. Daniel has been involved with JAM since 2005 as both organist and conductor, and we very much look forward to welcoming him back to the festival in the future!