Langlais: Messe Solennelle and Durufle: Requiem

Wednesday 25 October 2023, 7.45pm at Holy Trinity Sloane Square

Conductor: Mark Forkgen

Soloists: Ben Collyer, Ben Michaels, Jan Trott

London Concert Choir begins its 64th Season with choral works by two French organist-composers and contemporaries whose lives spanned most of the 20th century but who were steeped in the romantic organ tradition of the previous century.

While Maurice Duruflé was born near Rouen in Normandy and Jean Langlais in a small village in Brittany, both studied at the Paris Conservatoire and spent most of their lives in Paris. Both composers were inspired by plainsong and incorporated it into their works.

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