Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Leeds Festival Chorus and Leeds Philharmonic Chorus

20 May 2017

Tickets: £33.50, £30.50, £28, £22, £16.50 (discounts available)
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Verdi's Requiem.

​Leeds Town Hall

Concert begins at 7.30pm

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Leeds Festival Chorus
Leeds Philharmonic Chorus
David Hill - conductor
Philippa Boyle – soprano
Jennifer Johnston – mezzo soprano
Peter Auty – tenor
David Shipley – bass

Verdi – Requiem Listen

Leeds Festival Chorus and Leeds Philharmonic Chorus unite for a performance of Verdi’s setting of the Roman Catholic funeral mass, composed in memory of the Italian writer Alessandro Manzoni in 1873. Although Verdi was not particularly religious, it was during his later years, perhaps as he considered his mortality, that he first began to write sacred works, the Requiem being the grandest and most well known.

'To copy the truth can be a good thing, but to invent the truth is better, much better.' Verdi

‘ I adore art... when I am alone with my notes, my heart pounds and the tears stream from my eyes, and my emotion and my joys are too much to bear’ Verdi

Pre-concert talk 6.45pm
Albert Room
Judy Blezzard discusses the evening’s works.
Entry is free to ticket-holders for the concert but space is limited so please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

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