A German Requiem - Brahms
Four Motets - Bruckner
Review by Robert Bartle (CUmberland & Westmorland Herald)
Brahms's Requiem is a deeply felt work occasioned by the death of the composer's mother and some contemporaries believed, was the act of mourning for the untimely death of his great friend Robert Schumann a decade before. It is a magnificent piece of music and to perform it with such success is a tribute to Colin Marston, the conductor and the choir itself, to say nothing of the fine orchestral accompaniment.