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Verdi Requiem

Giuseppe Verdi

Saturday 7 March 2020

7.30pm

(ends 9.00pm approximately)

 

St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Bury St Edmunds

 

Sarah Fox soprano                                                        

Valerie Reid mezzo-soprano                                     

Christopher Turner tenor                                                                                   

Tom Asher bass              

 

Prometheus Orchestra

Bury Bach Choir               

Philip Reed conductor 

 

In 1874, Giuseppe Verdi was Italy’s most celebrated opera composer at the height of his powers, feted throughout Europe, each new stage work eagerly awaited.

 

Inspired by the death of the great Italian writer Alessandro Manzoni, Verdi (who, famously, was sceptical of religious belief) reworked the ‘Libera me’ he had written for a proposed multi-author Requiem in honour of Rossini and expanded on it to complete a full setting of the Roman Catholic requiem mass.

 

Verdi’s much loved Messa da Requiem combines religious grandeur with operatic drama and passion in music that expresses a vast range of emotions – sorrow, consolation, fear, hope, penitence and joy – delivered by a quartet of soloists, and large chorus and orchestra. From the terror of the ‘Dies Irae’ with its threatening solo bass drum, to the sorrow of the ‘Lacrimosa’ and the desperation of the ‘Libera me’, Verdi encompasses the human experience in the face of mortality. His Requiem is a work of universal appeal, full of memorable melodies and thrilling choruses that will keep you riveted to your seat.

 

This evening’s line up of soloists brings together some truly remarkable talents. You are urged to book early for the best reserved seats, and to pre-book and arrive early for the best unreserved seats.

 

 

Booking opens 2 September 2019

Tickets £27 (reserved), £22 and £17 (unreserved)

Early booking discount £1 off all tickets booked by 31 December 2019

                          

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Saturday 7 March 2020

7.30pm

St Edmundsbury Cathedral

Verdi Requiem

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The Choir’s purpose is “to prepare and give public performances primarily of the core choral repertoire, using professional soloists and instrumentalists, to the highest possible standard”. 

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