27 April – 12 June 2021
Following the success of Mozart Requiem in Virtual Vienna, and the Glory of Rutter, we now invite you to join 100s of singers from around the world to sing Durufle’s sublime and moving Requiem. Live Rehearsals will begin on 27 April. There is no need to sing in silence; we have a professional backing choir, organist Richard Gowers, and the charismatic Matt Finch to coach every section and every movement in our special rehearsal videos.
Live Rehearsals will begin on 27 April and last for three weeks during May with a final concert on 12 June. Rehearsals are all broadcast on YouTube which means that you can join in at a time that suits YOU. You can pause the rehearsal, rewind, and repeat as many times as you want to during the course. After rehearsals finish we invite you to send in a recording of you singing (audio only) for inclusion in our online concert on 12 June. Once our clever engineers have mastered and mixed all the individual performances we will create an MP3 album which will be available for you to download. If there is sufficient interest we may produce a CD as well.
The whole experience costs £29.95 (about $40). If you are outside the UK, check out using Paypal to take care of the conversion at no extra cost to you. Your subscription covers all rehearsals, recording support materials and the concert. You will also get a 25% discount on rehearsal aids from our partner ChoraLine if you put in the discount code ‘RBS’.
There are no online scores available for this project so singers will need to provide their own copy. The edition used by almost every choir is published by Durand; you can use either the cheaper Vocal Score or the full Choir and Organ Score which some singers prefer.