Aberdeen Bach Choir Concert: Messes Solennelles- Vierne and Langlais
St Machars Cathedral
Come and hear the Bach Choir on April 24th in St Machar’s Cathedral for a concert of sacred French Music.
During the first part of the twentieth century two of the principal organists in Paris were Louis Vierne of Notre Dame, and Jean Langlais of the Basilica Sainte-Clotilde. They were both blind. Both wrote mighty settings of the mass entitled Messe Solennelle (the Catholic Solemn Mass) which featured prominently the huge pipe organs in these two buildings. The Bach Choir will perform both of these works, along with the Quatre Motets by Duruflé and the beautiful setting of O Sacrum Convivium by Messiaen.
The choir will be accompanied by David Gerrard, former Organ Scholar of Magdalen College Oxford, who will also play organ music from this rich and exciting period of French musical history.