On Saturday 11 November at 7:00PM Whitgift School Music Department, Whitgift Chamber Choir, and the Choir of Croydon Minster will present a mesmerising performance of music by Mozart in Croydon Minster. The evening will feature the piano concerto in D minor played by three Whitgift School pupils – Lucian, Ethan, and Kayden – as well as Mozart’s timeless and poignant Requiem, all accompanied by the London Mozart Players.
Mozart’s Requiem is one of the most famous pieces in the world; it has been featured in many films including The Godfather and Amadeus, and more recently in The Crown. The work is shrouded in mystery; Mozart did not know the identity of the person who commissioned it, and he did not complete it before his untimely death. The version that the choir will be singing was completed by one of Mozart’s pupils at the request of his widow.
The 80-strong choir will be joined by an international line-up of soloists: Sophie Garbisu (Soprano), Annie Gill (Mezzo Soprano), Nicholas Mulroy (Tenor) & Hugo Herman-Wilson (Baritone) all of whom live in Croydon. Phil Winter and Justin Miller will conduct.