Bury Bach Choir: Verdi Requiem

Bury Bach Choir: Verdi Requiem

Saturday 7 March 2020

Times: 7.30pm

Prices: £27, £22, £17.

Venue: St Edmundsbury Cathedral

Booking information


Saturday 7 March 2020, 7.30pm


This event is promoted by Bury Bach Choir

Event details

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.

Sarah Fox soprano
Valerie Reid mezzo-soprano
Christopher Turner tenor
Tom Asher bass

Prometheus Orchestra
Bury Bach Choir
Philip Reed conductor

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

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Starts: 7.30pm-9.00pm
Tickets: £27 (reserved), £22, £17 (unreserved). Half price for under 21s.
Venue: St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Bury St Edmunds

This event is promoted by Bury Bach Choir


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