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City of London Sinfonia
Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge
Choir of Royal Holloway
Holst Singers
St Cecilia Singers
Elizabeth Watts soprano
Alexander Robin Baker baritone
David Briggs organ
Stephen Layton conductor

Poulenc Organ Concerto 22’
Ravel Pavane pour une infante défunte 6’
Poulenc Gloria 28’
Fauré Requiem 37’

On the eve of Bastille Day, this concert honours Francis Poulenc and his compatriots with a feast of French musical treasures. Gloucester Cathedral’s organ is the most suitably Frenchified in the country, and David Briggs knows it better than most – a tantalising set-up for a performance of Poulenc’s spirited, piquantly-flavoured concerto. And you won’t hear choral singing better than here, with a super-chorus formed of four superb chamber choirs conducted by one of the world’s undisputed choral masters, Stephen Layton.

Supported by
Michael and Angela Cronk

Experience the beautiful Cathedral up close. Take a 360° virtual tour, customised by kind permission of Tetbury-based artist and photographer Maria Stengard-Green for this year’s Cheltenham Music Festival.
Extracts of Fauré’s Requiem courtesy of Hyperion Records.

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