Verdi Requiem – April 2019

VerdiVerdi Sunday April 28th 2019 7:00 pm Dies IraeDies Irae
Royal Northern College of Music
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Verdi’s Requiem
This wonderful work was the culmination of many years thought and preparation.  Blazing trumpets, thunderous drums and a grand chorus summon forth the power and emotion of Verdi’s choral masterpiece. It was composed as a tribute to the writer and humanist Alessandro Manzoni and was first performed on May 22nd 1874 on the anniversary of his death. Johannes Brahms described it as “a work of genius,” and the requiem features dramatic melodies to express profound loss, fear and ultimately hope and joy. The whole work is very much in the Verdi operatic tradition – dramatic, emotional and reflective with great tunes and exquisite orchestration.

We will be joined by a first-class team of professional soloists.

Soloists
Linda Richardson Kathleen Wilkinson
Linda Richardson – Soprano Kathleen Wilkinson – Mezzo
David Butt Philip Thomas D Hopkinson
David Butt Philip – Tenor Thomas D Hopkinson – Bass-Baritone
Orchestra East Lancs Sinfonia
Conductor Nigel P Wilkinson

Tickets (Adults £15, RNCM students £5, under 18s (accompanied) £1) were available from:

– Our ticket secretary on 0161 797 3583

– The RNCM box office on 0161 907 5555

– Online via the RNCM web site (explore to find the concert then book online)