Requiem
Gabriel Fauré

The Cappella Singers

Musical Director: Philip Colls

Mark Blatchly: Organ

Nicholas Perfect: Baritone

Gabriel Fauré

Composer

Church of La Madeleine, Paris

where Fauré held the post of Choirmaster

Rodborough Church

Sign from Walkley Hill

Rodborough Church

View through the side gate from the approach road

Rodborough Church

View across the Graveyard

Rodborough Church

Detail from the Thomas the Tank Engine Window by Alfred Fisher

Saturday 2 November 2013

St Mary Magdalene Parish Church

Walkley Hill, Rodborough

Stroud

Fauré's Requiem, written in the closing years of the 19th century, is one of the most exquisitely beautiful choral pieces in the world. After enjoying this short concert, the audience joined the performers in The Old Endowed School, adjoining the church, for canapés, a chat and a drink.