Giuseppe Verdi (an illustration by Théobald Chartran from an 1879 issue of Vanity Fair)

Giuseppe Verdi, whose amazing Requiem is every bit as dramatic as his operas (an illustration by Théobald Chartran from an 1879 issue of Vanity Fair)

Sunday 8 May 2016

Verdi Requiem

Royal Albert Hall, 7.00 pm

Rehearsal for singers 4.00 pm on the day

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Opera without the costumes: surely the most theatrical setting in existence of the text of the Latin Requiem Mass. Verdi, best known for his operas, saw no reason to change his style because he was writing for the church. With an ear for the dramatic, he takes us from the sotto voce whispered prayers for the dead to a triumphant hymn of praise to God via a truly terrifying musical depiction of the Day of Judgement. Join 1,500 other singers for a truly exciting performance of this superb work, or come as a member of the audience and prepare to be amazed.

Are you a singer? Then come and sing with us.  More information on the details for singers page.

Find out more about the concert (the music, performers, supported charity, etc) here.