Previous concerts

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7.00pm Saturday 7 November 2015

Verdi : Requiem

Highgate Choral Society begins its 2015-2016 season with Verdi’s highly dramatic Requiem. The terrifying (and instantly recognizable) Dies irae which introduces the traditional sequence of the Latin funeral rite is repeated throughout. Verdi uses vigorous rhythms, sublime melodies and dramatic contrasts to express the powerful emotions engendered by the text.

At the time of its premiere in 1874 it was not particularly favourably reviewed, with criticism ranging from “an opera in ecclesiastical robes” to a religious work in “dubious musical costume.” It is currently one of the most popular works in the entire choral canon.

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6.00pm, Saturday December 5 2015

Family Carols

Come and join us for our annual concert of carols for all the family. As well as many seasonal favourites there are more unusual offerings from Howard Skempton, John Rutter and the 18th century Czech composer František Xaver Brixi.

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7.30pm Monday 7 March 2016

Britten : Four Sea Interludes
Ronald Corp : Behold the Sea
(world premiere)
Vaughan Williams : A Sea Symphony

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Saturday 23 April 2016 Workshop: 11am - 5pm Performance: 6pm

Come and Sing
Faure Requiem

  • Venue: St Michael’s Church, Highgate,
    London N6 6BJ

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7.00pm Saturday 25 June 2016

JS Bach – Mass in B Minor