bury  singing bach  since choir  1932
bury                                 singing bach                                 since  choir                                 1932

Verdi Requiem

Giuseppe Verdi

Saturday 18 May 2013

8.00 pm


St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Bury St Edmunds


Verdi:   Requiem


Sarah Fox soprano

Valerie Reid mezzo-soprano

Michael Bracegirdle tenor

Tom Asher bass


Bury Bach Choir

with the Nayland Choir

Prometheus Orchestra

Philip Reed conductor


Verdi's much loved Messa da Requiem is unique among requiems, owing its flamboyant style to the lyric operas that Verdi composed with such passion. Overflowing with memorable melodies and penetrating emotion, the Requiem is acknowledged as one of the enduring 19th century choral masterpieces.


The ancient Latin funeral text, with its vast expressive range of sorrow, consolation, fear, hope, penitence and joy, is a mirror of human experience. Verdi’s love of drama makes this a work with universal appeal, keeping you riveted to your seat through the magnificent solos and richly composed chorales. Of the many highlights, the best known is without doubt the enthralling Dies Irae, guaranteed to send a shiver down your spine.


For this concert celebrating the 200th anniversary of Verdi's birth the Bury Bach Choir will be joined by the Nayland Choir to create a performance that is certain to raise the roof.



Ticket prices £23 and £16 reserved, and £13 and £10 unreserved.


Book early for the best reserved seats.  Arrive early for the best unreserved seats.



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