Hull Choral Union’s next concert in Hull Minster showcases two modern pieces, Magnificat by familiar composer John Rutter and Requiem by Christopher Wood, who will not be so familiar to most.
Wood’s inspiration for this piece was the show of emotion following the death of the Queen Mother in 2002. It was first performed in December 2012 in London and our performance will be its East Yorkshire première.
Rutter’s Magnificat was first performed In New York in May 1990 and since then has featured regularly in choral concert programmes around the world.
Both works have a joyful and uplifting quality, something that is much needed in the present climate. The performance will help to celebrate and remember lives, of those we have lost, those still with us and those still to be born.
Unfortunately, owing to the ongoing pandemic we are unable to offer refreshments at this concert, although we invite you to bring your own. As such there will be shortened interval of approximately 10 minutes.
We do hope you will join us for a wonderful evening of music.
At Hull Minster we have strong artistic roots with 700 years of cultural and artistic tradition. We encourage artists and performers as well as cultivating participation in the arts for city centre communities.