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17 September 2022

Fantasia, Farewells and Fauré
Singapore Symphony Orchestra conducted by Stephen Layton - Victoria Concert Hall

Program Info:
Singapore Symphony Orchestra
Singapore Symphony Children's Choir, ¹
Singapore Symphony Youth Choir, ²
Stephen Layton, conductor
Wong Lai Foon, Choirmaster
Victoria Songwei Li, soprano*
Martin Ng, baritone*

From the faraway nostalgia of Tallis and Vaughan Williams to the heart-breaking beauty of Walton’s musical farewells, this evocative line-up of English and French choral and string tradition connects at its heart to the tender wistfulness of Fauré. His Requiem, that jewel of tranquility, is presented here in a rarely heard version for treble voices, directed by world-renowned choral conductor Stephen Layton. The youngest voices of the Singapore Symphony Choruses are joined by award-winning London-based Singaporean soprano Victoria Songwei Li and baritone Martin Ng.

Thomas Tallis - Why fumeth in fight
Ralph Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis
William Walton - Two Pieces from the film Henry V
Gabriel Fauré - Pavane ²

- Intermission -

Gabriel Fauré - Cantique de Jean Racine
Gabriel Fauré - Requiem (1893 version)

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