FAURÉ'S REQUIEM

DETT - FAURÉ

“Tenderness is invincible,” as the saying goes. Fauré’s Requiem, arguably his most masterful work, comforts the bereaved and pays tribute to the victims of the pandemic. The Chariot Jubilee, written by African American Nathaniel Dett, celebrates Black lives through music.

Fauré considered death “a happy deliverance, an aspiration towards happiness above, rather than a painful experience,” a conviction embodied in his peaceful Requiem. Precise and luminous, the work uses timbre and instruments with restraint, paying tribute to their sound, their voice, and lifting the souls of the living as well as the departed. With the rich and vivid voice of soprano Suzanne Taffot, Nathaniel Dett’s The Chariot Jubilee evokes gospel classics with the expressivity of late Romanticism.

Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Suzanne Taffot

Philippe Sly

16

October
5:00pm

Location

Maison symphonique de Montréal (SOLD OUT)

16

October
8:00pm

Location

Maison symphonique de Montréal (SOLD OUT)

6

November
2:00pm

Location

Webcast (until November 13, 11:59 p.m.)

 
Conductor

Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Soprano

Suzanne Taffot

Baritone

Philippe Sly

Professional chorus singers

Works

DETT

The Chariot Jubilee

FAURÉ

Requiem

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