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Verdi’s Requiem | Cambridge University Symphony ChorusCambridge University Symphony Chorus
East Anglia Chamber Orchestra
Richard Wilberforce conductor
Philippa Boyle soprano
Jess Dandy contralto
Peter Auty tenor
Mark Stone bass
Pembroke College Choir
Girton College Choir
members of Cambridge University Chamber Choir and Christ's College Choir
Verdi Messa da Requiem Op.45
The mighty Cambridge University Symphony Chorus presents Verdi’s colossal Messa da Requiem in the stunning setting of Ely Cathedral. A wonder of medieval engineering, the exuberantly decorated cathedral is the perfect setting for this most grand, incredibly dramatic and operatic requiem. Richard Wilberforce conducts, and the chorus is joined by East Anglia Chamber Orchestra, the choirs of Pembroke and Girton Colleges, soprano Philippa Boyle, contralto Jess Dandy, tenor Peter Auty, and bass Mark Stone.
Composed in memory of writer and humanist Alessandro Manzoni, Verdi’s operatic approach to the sacred mass text is a masterpiece.