Max Reger’s Three Motets Op.110, on texts from the Book of Job, are his major choral achievement, on a par with Schoenberg’s classic Peace on Earth Op.13 for the new scale and adventure of the choral writing. Following the performance of the third motet in the April concert, this program brings No.1, the largest of the three, with its massive double-fugue on the words “I know that my Redeemer lives”. It joins Schoenberg’s overwhelming choral plea for peace, along with solo piano works from contemporary Palestinian composers. Samir Odeh-Tamimi’s piece takes title and inspiration from the novel of the leading Arab poet Mahmoud Darwish, Memory for Forgetfulness. August, Beirut, 1982.