In Paradisum

FB 2 In Paradisum

In Paradisum | 7.30pm Saturday, 25 May
Uwe Grodd Conductor
Gina Sanders Soprano
James Harrison Baritone
Featuring the combined voices of the Pakuranga Choral Society and South Auckland Choral Society!

BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 8 in F Major
FAURÉ Requiem

Beethoven had a great fondness for his 8th Symphony, calling it ‘My Little Symphony’. It is a gem – somewhat overlooked today – filled with a robust joy and gaiety. The character is of sunny brightness and a jovial current pervades the whole work. This does not mean to say that there are no powerful and profound undertones. They exist, but exuberance and humour carry the day.

Fauré called his Requiem ‘Un Petit Requiem’ (A Little Requiem). It is a profoundly religious work, but very tender.

The distinguished Parisian teacher of composition, Nadia Boulanger, described Fauré’s religious feeling ‘The Church may judge and condemn; the master (Fauré) has never expounded this view …. It may be said that he understood religion more after the fashion of the tender passages of St John, following the great St Francis of Assisi rather than St Bernard ….. His voice seems to interpose itself between heaven and men; usually peaceful, quiet and fervent, sometimes grave and sad, but never menacing or dramatic.’

In Paradisum (Into Paradise) is the final, most beautiful chorus of this Requiem.

Premium A Reserve: B Reserve:
Adult: $73 Adult: $55 Adult: $43
Student: $18 Student: $18 Student: $18
Senior: $63 Senior: $49 Senior: $37
A light supper will be served after the concert and can be pre-paid with your ticket for $8
For tickets, you may book online at Eventfinda or call (09) 577 3031.
Venue: BNZ Theatre
Vodafone Events Centre
770 Great South Road, Wiri
Parking: Gate 1, Northern Carpark. $4.00 for the first hour and $0.50 per hour thereafter. Payment via credit card, Vodafone text or EFTPOS only. No cash. Liquor ban zone in all external areas