London Mozart Players
Daniel Cook, conductor
In the 2016 festival these two ensembles, under Daniel Cook, collaborated for the first time to perform Paul Mealor’s hauntingly beautiful The Shadows of War. It was a truly memorable concert, blending some of the finest singers and players into one.
This year they return to finish our four year commemoration of WW1 – Bairstow (Blessed city, heavenly Salem) and Duruflé (Quatre Motets sur des thèmes grégoriens) both lived through the Great War and Mantas’ Serenade for Strings is dedicated to it.
We complete the programme with Fauré’s ever-popular Requiem. This is a rare opportunity for this exquisite piece to be performed on the Marsh by professional singers and orchestra.