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St Peter's Singers of Leeds Good Friday Concert at Leeds Minster

Friday, 29 March 2013 - 19:00 until 20:45

St Peter's Singers of Leeds perform their annual Good Friday Concert at Leeds Minster this Friday. Four contrasted works by Brahms culminating in his glorious German Requiem comprise this year’s special choral concert on the evening of Good Friday 29 March at 7.00 pm in Leeds Minster given by St Peter’s Singers with the National Festival Orchestra led by Sally Robinson and soloists Lucy Appleyard, Kristina James and Quentin Brown.

The evening begins with the evergreen Alto Rhapsody and continues with Brahms’s two most famous shorter choral pieces – Geistliches Lied and the motet Warum ist das Licht gegeben? The greatly-loved German Requiem brings the evening to a close.

The works chosen for the Singers’ Good Friday concert from the pen of Johannes Brahms written within a twenty year span in middle life, will all be sung in the original German texts, with full translations provided within the programme book. The glorious German Requiem makes wonderful use of biblical texts from both Old and New Testaments as opposed to the more frequently-set Latin of the Missa pro defunctis.

St Peter’s Singers
National Festival Orchestra
Sally Robinson leader
Kristina James soprano
Lucy Appleyard alto
Quentin Brown bass
David Houlder organ
Dr Simon Lindley director

Brahms
Alto Rhapsody [1870]
Geistliches Lied [1856]
Warum ist das Licht gegeben? [1879]
Ein deutsches Requiem [1865-8]

Tickets: £12, (£8 concessions)
Available from City Centre Box Office, The Carriageworks, Millennium Square, Leeds LS2 3AD 0113 224 3801 and at the door.

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