bury  singing bach  since choir  1932
bury                                 singing bach                                 since  choir                                 1932

Mozart Requiem


A concert for Remembrance Weekend

Saturday 12 November 2016


(concert ends 9.20pm approximately)


The Apex, Charter Square, Bury St Edmunds


Mozart:       Requiem

Mozart:       Ave Verum Corpus

Bach:         Cantata: Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben (BWV 147)  


Corinne Spence Hart soprano

Valerie Reid mezzo-soprano

Christopher Turner tenor

Tom Asher bass


Prometheus Orchestra

Bury Bach Choir

Philip Reed conductor


For this Remembrance weekend, the Bury Bach Choir performs one of the most well-known choral works of the repertory: Mozart’s Requiem.


Mozart accepted the commission for the Requiem from a mysteriously anonymous patron in the summer of 1791.  By the autumn Mozart was seriously ill and died on 5 December, having completed only half the work and sketched some of the rest. In urgent need of the remainder of the commissioning fee, Mozart’s widow Constanze secretly invited her husband’s pupil, Franz Süssmayr, to complete the score, which was then delivered to the patron with no mention of Süssmayr’s involvement! Despite the availability of several recent modern completions of Mozart’s Requiem, Süssmayr’s version remains the one most familiar to audiences. For our special performance, we are joined by an outstanding quartet of soloists.


With the inclusion of Mozart’s beautiful and moving Ave verum corpus, and Bach’s Cantata No. 147, which includes the well-known ‘Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring’, this will be an occasion to enjoy and to remember – don’t miss it.



Booking opens 5 September 2016

Tickets £23, £19.50 and £14 (all seats reserved)

Early booking discount £1 off all tickets booked by 15 October 2016


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