Thursday, 6 November 2008

Mozart's Requiem

Last Sunday we welcomed back the excellent Skipton Camerata, who came to perform Mozart's Requiem. This popular work drew a good audience, and the performance certainly did not disappoint them. The work was chosen to conincide with the commemoration of All Souls on Monday, and the beginning of this month of prayer for the dead. Although these large musical Mass settings no longer have any place in the Church's liturgy, it still seems right that they be performed at the appropriate time of year.

The camerata were joined by the Leeds University Liturgical Choir, who gave a stunning performance. The Skipton Camerata perform regularly at the Cathedral (next concert 6th February 2009); hopefully the choir will soon be back as well. The next big choir to perform is the Lancaster Singers, performing Handel's Messiah on 29th November at 8pm.