Saturday 18 May 2013
St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Bury St Edmunds
Sarah Fox soprano
Valerie Reid mezzo-soprano
Michael Bracegirdle tenor
Tom Asher bass
Bury Bach Choir
with the Nayland Choir
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.
Possible concert dates and venues (if restrcitions are lifted)
Saturday 22 May 2021
St Edmundsbury Cathedral
Saturday 13 November 2021
The Apex, Charter Square
Saturday 18 December 2021
The Church of St Peter and St Paul, Lavenham
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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”.