Lyme Bay Chorale to sing Brahms’s Requiem in spring concert

Lyme Bay ChoraleLYME Bay Chorale will give its spring concert on Sunday, April 3 at 4pm in St Michael’s Parish Church, Lyme Regis.

The choir will sing the whole of the wellknown Requiem by Johannes Brahms. This moving work was written in the mid1860s amid the young composer’s grief at the death of his mother, and also of his friend and mentor Robert Schumann.

Two local soloists, Chloe Stratta and David Fouracre, will appear in the concert. Chloe studied music at the University of Manchester and is now a professional soprano appearing in opera, oratorio and recital performances in the region and further afield.

Baritone David lives in Colyton and is in-demand as a bassbaritone soloist with many local choirs and choral societies.

The choir’s musical director, Alex Davies, will conduct, and Andrew Millington and Aleks Szram will play the piano.

Andrew was director of music at Exeter Cathedral from 1999 to 2015 and now gives organ and piano recitals and composes church music, while Aleks is a professional pianist, recording artist and a teaching fellow at Trinity Laban Conservatoire in London.

This will be Lyme Bay Chorale’s second concert this year and follows their wellsupported fundraising performance of Duruflé’s Requiem in February.

Tickets for the spring concert cost £15 on the door or £13 in advance from Fortnum Smith & Banwell in Lyme Regis (cash sales only). Entry is free for those aged 18 and under. 

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