Stéphane Denève

Fauré's Requiem by the Great Broadcasting Choir


  • Claude Debussy Danse sacrée et danse profane
  • Gabriel Fauré Pavane
  • Gabriel Fauré Requiem

Fauré's Requiem is heavenly and comforting music of an eternal beauty. Led by top conductor Stéphane Denève, the singers of the Netherlands Radio Choir know better than anyone how to make these hopeful notes sound most beautiful.

Fauré's Requiem
'This is how I see death, as a joyful lore and a pursuit of the joy above, rather than a painful experience,' Gabriel Fauré said of his Requiem. As such, it is not a bombastic, violent work like the requiems of Mozart, Berlioz or Verdi. No, Fauré's Requiem is comforting and hopeful. He even left out the Dies irae, the most vehement part, about Judgment Day. What remains is heavenly music of an eternal beauty.

Netherlands Radio Choir
Together with the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, the Netherlands Radio Choir is the house ensemble of the Sunday Morning Concerts. It is the vocal ensemble for the larger repertoire and is loved worldwide. They sing a cappella repertoire and music for large chorus and orchestra. Their core repertoire is the more unfamiliar music that does not naturally appear on concert programs. But also the "eternal repertoire," such as Fauré's Requiem, is right up their alley.

Sunday, December 10, 2023
11:00 am
The Royal Concertgebouw

Large Hall


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Marc Korovitch
Choir conductor
Hélène Guilmette
Soprano, (Requiem)
Äneas Humm
Baritone, (Requiem)
Joost Willemze

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