Eternal light: the CBSO Chorus sings Fauré’s haunting Requiem.

In paradise, angels sing. Gabriel Fauré was a quiet soul, and there’s not much rage or fury in his Requiem – just some of the most beautiful choral music ever written. In the first half, two fizzing French showpieces, played with panache by the flawless Rosanne Philippens.

About Fauré Requiem

Where Have I Heard it Before?

Danny Boyle chose Fauré's Requiem for his post-apocalyptic 28 Days Later. It also featured in the classic war movie The Thin Red Line.

Requiem, In Paradisum Fauré

Full programme

  • Fauré, Pavane  (8mins)
  • Saint-Saëns, Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso  (10mins)
  • Ravel, Tzigane  (11mins)
  • Fauré, Requiem  (38mins)