Birmingham Festival Choral Society presents The Seven Last Words
Patrick Larley conductor
Sarah-Ann Cromwell (soprano)
Wendy Dawn Thompson (mezzo-soprano)
Mitesh Khatri (tenor)
Byron Jackson (bass)
Kevin Gill organ
Haydn - The Seven Last Words of Our Saviour on the Cross
Kodály - Missa Brevis
The Seven Last Words is Haydn’s most profound choral work. In it we hear none of the bubbling and uplifting choruses of The Creation, The Seasons or his Masses, but an intense, deeply religious progression of predominantly chordal movements depicting Christ’s final words from the cross.
Kodály’s Missa Brevis is a lyrical and highly Romantic gem from one of the most inventive of choral composers.
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building