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Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem: Bristol Choral Society, New Bristol Sinfonia, Adrian Partington, Njabulo Madlala, Hye-Youn Lee
"The opening words of the Brahms' Requiem could almost serve as its motto: 'Blessed are they who mourn for they shall be comforted'. Rather than a Latin 'Mass for the Dead' it's a meditation on death for the living, suffused with almost unbearable longing compounded by hope and despair, sweetness and grief, intimacy and grandeur.
Schumann's widow Clara described it as 'an immense work that takes hold of a person's whole being like very little else'."
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This event takes place at Colston Hall, which has achieved Bronze Status for disabled access from Attitude Is Everything.
Large auditioned choir (conductor Adrian Partington) staging top quality concerts in Bristol at the Colston Hall and Bristol Cathedral. Typical season includes at least three large-scale concerts per year with orchestras (such as Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra) at the Colston Hall, plus a fourth at Bristol Cathedral as well as other events in and around Bristol. Presidents: Mark Padmore and the Lord Mayor of Bristol.
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New Bristol Sinfonia is one of Bristol's premier symphony orchestras, with regular performances in major venues throughout the city. The orchestra has grown into one of Bristol's most dynamic and prestigious amateur orchestras. It draws on local talent for its members from a variety of professional backgrounds, all who have the common goal of playing to the highest standard.
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Adrian Partington is Director of Music at Gloucester Cathedral, Artistic Director of the Gloucester Three Choirs Festival, Artistic Director of the BBC National Chorus of Wales, and Conductor of Gloucester and Bristol Choral Societies.
He studied at the Royal College of Music – with Herbert Howells amongst other teachers – and at King's College, Cambridge, where he was both the Organ Scholar and an Academic Scholar.
Adrian pursues a varied career as a conductor, a pianist and an organist.
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