Concert to inspire from Battle Choral Society

Do you love Fauré's Requiem and the music of Schubert?

Monday, 7th November 2016, 11:08 am
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 4:09 pm
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Battle Choral Society, led by their director of music John Langridge, will be singing “one of the most beautiful compositions in the whole choral repertoire” which is The Requiem by Gabriel Fauré.

The last time the choir sang this was a sell out, such is the popularity of this music that brings consolation to the living, as well as a commemoration of the dead. The Requiem ends with In Paradisum, a serene and gentle musical description of eternal rest.

The choir will also be singing Franz Schubert’s Stabat Mater.

This is a composition that is perhaps not as well known as others, but the choir has loved learning a new piece to add to their repertoire. Schubert cannot fail to attract, being possibly the most important and famous song writers of all the composers, and publicity officer Iva Barnes hopes that the name Schubert will be enough to attract a large and enthusiastic audience.

The concert takes place at St John the Evangelist Church, Pevensey Road, St Leonards on Sea TN 38 0RD on Saturday November 26 at 7.30 pm.

Ivy commented: “As usual we offer a coach from Battle to the church and back again. However, seats must be reserved by phoning 01424 773720, and as these are limited, we suggest you book as soon as possible. Tickets are £15 per person, with under 12’s admitted free. These are available from the usual places. On line from and follow the links. From Raggs at 20 High Street Battle and Adams & Jarrett at Normans Road, St. Leonards on Sea, or by phoning 01424 221872. The Choral Society looks forward to welcoming you and hopes you will enjoy the evening.”