Festival Events 2018

The Edinburgh Singers: Agnus Dei

Samuel Barber’s beautiful Adagio for Strings has long had an association with contemplation and comfort in a time of grief. It has been played at many funerals and memorial occasions over the 80 years since its composition, including those of Roosevelt, Kennedy, Einstein, Princess Grace, Princess Diana and the victims of 9/11.

The Edinburgh Singers are holding a public concert featuring Barber’s exquisite choral version of this piece, to the words of the Agnus Dei.

It will be set among a selection of other a cappella choral music which traces the journey from grief to consolation:

  • Barber - Agnus Dei (Adagio)
  • Tavener - Funeral Ikos
  • Tippet - Five Spirituals
  • Tavener - Mother of God, here I stand
  • Durufle - Quatre Motets
  • Schnittke - O Master of all Living Things

There will be a complimentary wine reception during the interval.

Tickets (£12/£10, kids under 12 free) are available from The Queen's Hall: http://www.thequeenshall.net/whats-on/agnus-dei or 0131 668 2019, or on the door.

Saturday 3 November 2018, 7.30pm
St Mary’s Cathedral, Palmerston Place, Edinburgh

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