november, 2023

HPO Singers - French Baroque

Christ ChurchFeaturedCompleted25nov7:00 pm9:00 pmHPO Singers - French BaroqueHPO Singers - Hastings Philharmonic Orchestra's Chamber Choir - perform French Baroque worksEvent Type Live music


Christ Church

Silchester Road, St Leonards-on-Sea TN38 0JB

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(Saturday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm(GMT+00:00)

Event Details

Messe des Morts
Quam dilecta tabernacula

Conductor | Marcio da Silva


This concert of choral music from the early 18th-century promises to be a real treat. It includes two rarely heard gems which were hailed in their time as outstanding compositions.

The first has been neglected in modern times, but was one of the most performed pieces in 18th-century France – Jean Gilles’ Requiem. Rather than dampen our spirits, this uplifting ‘Messe des Morts’ seems to suggest that ‘since we all have to die, it is better to meet death dancing’.

​The second is the harmonically rich grand motet ‘Quam dilecta tabernacula’ – ‘How amiable are thy dwelling places’ – written by the gifted and innovative French composer Jean-Phillippe Rameau.

Saturday 25th November 7pm
Christ Church
St Leonards-on-Sea, TN37 6GL

Tickets: £7.50-22.50
​Free Tickets: Universal Credit, Job Seekers Allowance, Under 18s/Students