Verdi's Requiem

7:30pm, Sat, 11 Mar 2023

  • Event Details
  • Type of event: Performance
    Start time: 7:30pm
    End time: 10:00pm
    Venue: Ely Cathedral

    Verdi’s Requiem | Cambridge University Symphony Chorus

    Cambridge 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.