|Verdi||Sunday April 28th 2019 7:00 pm||Dies Irae|
|Royal Northern College of Music|
|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.
|Linda Richardson – Soprano||Kathleen Wilkinson – Mezzo|
|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)