Requiem to remember

10th March 2014

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Marking 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War, members of Wadham College and their guests gathered in the Holywell music room for the College production of Requiem, Opus 48, by Gabriel Fauré.

Marking 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War, members of Wadham College and their guests gathered in the Holywell music room for the College production of Requiem, Opus 48, by Gabriel Fauré.

Performed by Fellows, staff, students and friends, the orchestra and choir were co-directed by Wadham's Director of Chapel Music, Katharine Pardee and Fellow, Eric Clarke with assistance from Holt Wong, Brookman Music Scholar. Readings were given by members of the College community.

The programme on Thursday 6 March, opened with a reading by the Warden, Ken Macdonald QC, an extract from In these Great Times by Karl Kraus, translated from the German by Harry Zohn. Fellow and Tutor in English, Jane Griffiths, read her poem Anonymous, and first year English student, Jenny Walker read her poem Out. Emeritus Fellow, Ray Ockenden read Lightenings viii by Seamus Heaney, and Chaplain, Benjamin Williams read War (1918) by Geoffrey Anketell Studdert Kennedy.

Matthew Sellers sang the baritone Offertory and Louise Andrew sang the soprano Pie Jesu.

The retiring collection goes to Médecins sans Frontières.