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Vivace will bring another uplifting concert to the Margaret River Cultural Centre on Saturday 6th September at 2pm. John Rutter’s Requiem and Joseph Haydn’s Mass in time of war will be performed by the orchestra, 50-strong chorus and soloists, directed by Arwel Jenkins. These works are highly topical at this time of the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, reflecting the mixed emotions aroused by conflict, from the warily optimistic setting of the mass by Haydn in 1796, at the time of Napoleon’s invasion of his native Austria, to Rutter’s prayers that the dead might rest in peace, written in 1985 in memory of his father.
Vivace, based in Bunbury, has brought several successful concerts to Margaret River, the most recent being in September 2012, when Bach’s Magnificat and Rutter’s Mass of the Children were very well received. The latter was so popular with both audience and performers that another of Rutter’s major choral works was selected for this concert.
Come and be transported by the joyful hope expressed in Haydn’s dynamic Mass, and thrill to Rutter’s deeply moving Requiem, written following the death of his father. Tickets are available at the door or from the Margaret River Bookshop at 109 Bussell Highway. For any further information contact Tony Martin on 0439820485.