Duruflé based his Requiem on psalm chants and used Fauré's Requiem as his model, both structurally and emotionally. The work was finished in 1947 and is dedicated to his father.
Morton Lauridsen, an American composer born in 1943, wrote his Lux aeterna in the 1990s. It is a reflective work in five movements focusing on hope, reassurance, goodness and illumination.
Górecki's Totus Tuus is an austere, reflective piece for unaccompanied voices, revealing the composer's lifelong love of early music and Polish folksong. It was written to celebrate the visit of Pope John Paul 11 to his native Poland in 1987.
The programme will also include motets by Bruckner, sung by the Sheffield Oratorio Chamber Choir.
Anna Harvey Mezzo-soprano
Andrew Heighton Baritone
- Totus Tuus
- Lux Aeterna
19 March 2016 at 7.30pm
Church Street, Sheffield S1 1HA Map/directions
Tickets £15 (concessions £12; Students and Under 16 £5)