CANCELLED – Birmingham Bach Choir
This event has been cancelled.
Rachmaninov: Liturgy of John Chrysostom
In the Bach Choir’s spirit of exploration we are performing Rachmaninov’s Liturgy of St. John Chrisostom, one of his two works for unaccompanied choir. This Liturgy is rarely given in concert programmes and yet it is full of wonderful music which deserves to be far more often heard.
It was written in 1910, the Russian Orthodox Church objected to its modernist outlook and it was refused permission for inclusion in services. It thus never became known. It wasn’t until 1914 that an American performance of part of it began the process of establishing its reputation.
We are sure that everyone will love this work and we look forward to presenting it to audiences. Paul Spicer