Magazine article Musical Opinion

Vasari Singers at St Martin's

Magazine article Musical Opinion

Vasari Singers at St Martin's

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On my first visit to the refurbished St Martin-in-the-Fields on 11 November, to hear the Vasari Singers, conducted by Jeremy Backhouse, I had looked forward to exploring and reporting on the improved visitor facilities available to concertgoers. These include the more spacious Café in the Crypt and a new shop alongside it, also incorporating the new box office, which was not running efficiently since my reserved ticket could not be found before the concert began. I did not get into my allotted seat until the second half, having heard the first from behind a pillar in the back row, where I felt cut off from the major item in the programme, Gabriel Jackson's Requiem, the premiere of which preceded the interval.

This is a substantial work in which the composer has replaced alternative movements of the Latin Requiem Mass with texts from cultures other than the Christian one, opening up an expanded perspective on human morality. …

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