The Chapel Choir’s annual celebration of All Saints and All Souls will feature the Requiem Mass of 15th – century composer Pierre de la Rue (1452 – 1518). De la Rue was the leading composer at the Burgundy-Habsburg court during the golden age of medieval polyphony and his Requiem evokes the majesty and mystery of that time. Composed around 1500, the piece is one of the earliest polyphonic requiem masses to survive to this day, and the Chapel Choir’s performance will be a Canadian premiere.
The performance will showcase instrumentalists alongside the singers and will put the architectural features and hidden spaces of All Saints Cathedral to full use. The concert will also feature music for the season of All Saints by 19th and 20th century composers.
Tickets available at www.kingschapelchoir.eventbrite.ca and from the King’s Co-op Bookstore, 902-422-1270 ext. 261.
Concert starts at 4 on Sunday, November 2, 2014 in the Cathedral Church of All Saints, 1340 Martello Street, Halifax, NS