Popular Music students to put on a Macabre show in town church

News Page 16th November 2015

​​Tickets are on sale now for a performance of classical choral music with a dark postmodern edge by Popular Music students from the University of Northampton.

The University’s Popular Music Chamber Choir and Band will perform Requiem Macabre in the atmospheric surroundings of the Holy Sepulchre church in Northampton town centre in early July.

The concert will see the choristers perform pieces by Saint-Saens, Grieg, Mozart, Delibes, Puccini and Gounod, and accompanied by guitars, bass, drums, timpani and electronic music.

Jasmine Shadrack, Lecturer in Popular Music, said: “This year’s choir performance of Saint-Saëns’ Requiem Op. 54 looks set to be the most progressive and dramatic one yet.

“My students have all worked incredibly hard and I am very much looking forward to our performances.”

A preview video for the concert can be viewed online.

Requiem Macabre will be performed on Friday 3 and Saturday 4 July at the Holy Sepulchre church, Northampton, NN1 3NL. Doors open at 7pm.

Tickets can be purchased in advance for £10 from Eventbrite. They will also be available on the door, priced £15.

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