Yorkshire Bach Choir: 20th Century Choral Classics

  • Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall, University of York YO10 5DD

Yorkshire Bach Choir
Ben Horden organ
Peter Seymour conductor

Zoltán Kodály  Missa Brevis

William Walton  The Twelve

Maurice Duruflé  Requiem

In this concert we present three distinctive twentieth century settings of spiritual texts for voices and organ. Both Kodàly and Duruflé take their cue from earlier musical styles, especially Gregorian chant, and reinvent familiar texts in the full technicolour of their own individual musical languages. Completing the trio of works is Walton's The Twelve a hugely imaginative and distinctive setting of W H Auden’s words.

May 17
Organ Recital
June 1
Song Recital