Medici Choir – Verdi Requiem ft. Portsmouth Choral Union – 7:30pm
The work was composed in memory of the Italian poet and novelist Alessandro Manzoni, who was profoundly admired by Verdi, and it was first performed on 22 May 1874 on the first anniversary of Manzoni’s death. The reaction was ecstatic and Verdi’s Requiem was acclaimed as a masterpiece.
Verdi’s Requiem is a work of fantastic contrasts, with a truly terrifying musical description of the Day of Judgement in the famous Dies Irae, joyously dancing angels in the Sanctus, and the whispered prayers of sinners on earth in the Agnus Dei.
Verdi Requiem Programme - Free of Charge.
Medici Choir London with Portsmouth Choral Union
Conductor: David Gostick
Helena Dix – Soprano
Carolyn Dobbin – Mezzo Soprano
Gareth Dafydd Morris – Tenor
Edwin Kaye – Bass
Opera Holland Park – Messa di Gloria Giacomo Puccini – 7:30pm
Ahead of his return to Opera Holland Park as Canio in Pagliacci, tenor David Butt Philip joins baritone Ross Ramgobin, conductor John Andrews, the Opera Holland Park chorus and City of London Sinfonia in a special performance of Puccini’s Messa di Gloria.Read More
Battersea Choral Society sings Brahms and Cherubini – 7:30pm
Battersea Choral Society sings Brahms and Cherubini
Join us for a spectacular evening of choral music at Holy Trinity Church, Sloane Street, London, UK. The excellent Battersea Choral Society will be performing by Brahms' Schicksalslied and Cherubini's Requiem, with Sam Evans conducting the Battersea Ensemble. Don't miss this extraordinary musical experience!