De Profundis: The music of Marcel Dupré
- Friday 28th May 2021
- Online via Youtube
- Free (with optional donation)
This unique hour-long livestream will open with a brief overview of the extraordinary career of French organ prodigy and composer Marcel Dupré, presented by Jeremy Backhouse and featuring Dupré scholar and virtuoso organist Dr Jeremy Filsell. We then present a complete performance of Dupre’s De Profundis. This 9 movement work lasting around 45 minutes was composed in 1917 and was dedicated by the composer to the French soldiers who fell in World War I. We are delighted to be able to present elements of the Vasari recording of this work conducted by Jeremy Backhouse in 2001 intercut with solo movements recorded in April 2021 especially for this broadcast in Saint Thomas’s Church, Fifth Avenue New York with soloists from the choir there directed by Jeremy Filsell who also plays the Miller-Scott organ.
(1886 – 1971)
French master organist, composer, church musician extraordinaire
A unique celebration of his music marking 50 years since his death
An online collaboration between:
• Jeremy Backhouse’s Vasari Singers
• Saint Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue, New York
• Dupré scholar and virtuoso organist, Dr Jeremy Filsell
On Friday 28th May 2021 at 1900 BST (UTC +1) livestreamed FREE on the Vasari Singers YouTube Channel and available thereafter.