Verdi Requiem - 140th Anniversary Concert
“Beautiful music in a stunning venue!”
Giuseppi Verdi’s powerful and moving Requiem is one of the great masterpieces of classical music – and one of the best-loved works in the choral repertoire for audiences and choruses alike.
This wonderful work was first performed 140 years ago in Milan, in May 1874, and its British premiere – conducted by Verdi himself – took place in May the following year at the Royal Albert Hall, with a chorus of over 1000 and an orchestra of 140.
“The sound the chorus made was electrifying and the whole symphony unforgettable.”
So – almost 140 years on to the day, in May this year – and after the sell-out success of our Mahler 8 performance in 2011, enthusiastically received by a capacity audience, the Vivace Chorus, one of the leading choirs in the South of England, are very excited to be returning once again to the Royal Albert Hall with a grand-scale performance of Verdi’s Requiem.
Join the Vivace Chorus, the London Philharmonic Choir, Twickenham and Wimbledon Choral Societies, with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and our wonderful soloists at this magnificent concert, as we celebrate 140 glorious years of Verdi’s Requiem, in London’s most famous Concert Hall.
“Wonderful music, performed by a powerful chorus!”
With these talented forces and excellent soloists under the baton of conductor Jeremy Backhouse, this Verdi Requiem will be a thrilling live musical experience.
Sunday, 18 May 2014 - 7:30pm
Royal Albert Hall
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Vivace Chorus, The London Philharmonic Choir, Wimbledon Choral Society, Twickenham Choral Society conducted by Jeremy Backhouse.
Soloists: Claire Seaton (Soprano), Kate Symonds-Joy (Mezzo), Daniel Joy (Tenor), David Stout (Bass).
Vivace Chorus: vivacechorus.org/v/event/verdi-requiem-0
The Royal Albert Hall: royalalberthall.com/tickets/verdis-requiem/default.aspx
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra: rpo.co.uk/event.php?pid=1501
Twickenham Choral Society: twickenhamchoral.org.uk
Wimbledon Choral Society: wimbledon-choral.org.uk
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