image for Music - Choir Concert item typeVerdi's Requiem at Ely Cathedral

Music - Choir Concert, Sat 4 May 2019, £8-£25

Verdi's Requiem poster

Verdi's Requiem poster

Address

Chapter House,
The College,
Ely,
Cambridgeshire,
CB7 4DL

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Sat 4 May Verdi's Requiem

Details

Ely Sinfonia and King’s Lynn Festival Chorus perform

Verdi's Requiem

in Ely Cathedral
on Saturday May 4th 2019
at 7.30pm

with

Aoife O'Connell Soprano
Freya Jacklin Mezzo-soprano
Michael Solomon Williams Tenor
Laurence Williams Bass

Ely Sinfonia
King’s Lynn Festival Chorus

Steve Bingham Conductor

Almost all of Verdi’s most performed works are operas. But one, his Requiem, is probably performed almost more than any of his other compositions. Yet he almost didn’t write it. “There are so many, many masses for the dead. It would be pointless to add one more”, he said to a friend.

But then Rossini died and Verdi reversed his decision and collaborated with eleven other Italian composers to produce a joint Requiem. His particular contribution was the Libera Me, which three years later he used as the basis for his Requiem for Alessandro Manzoni, an author and great Italian patriot who shared many of Verdi’s political ideals.

Tonight, Ely Sinfonia joins forces with King’s Lynn Festival Chorus to perform Verdi’s religious masterpiece, which is one of the best-loved requiems ever written. And what could be a finer setting for it than Ely Cathedral?

Tickets cost £25/£20/£15 (reserved) or £8 (unreserved). Concessions are £15 in £20 seats. They are available now from Ely Cathedral Box Office, Tel 01353 660349, Email box.office@elycathedral.org or online from https://www.elycathedral.org/events

Children welcomeDisabled accessFacilities for hearing impaired

Nominated in the Times as one of the 'Top 20 must see buildings in the UK'. Nominated as Best Film Location in 2008 and 2009 for 'Elizabeth - The Golden Age' and 'The Other Berlin Girl'.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 4 May 2019 19:30 to 21:30

Prices

Tickets £25 (premium)
£20/£15 (reserved)
£8 (unreserved)
Concessions £15 in £20 seats.

Directions

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Map reference: TL 541801  Lat: 52.39785 Long: 0.26479

By Road:
Approaching from the Cambridge Road - you will come to a set of traffic lights at the Lamb Hotel. Turn right onto Palace Green. The Cathedral is on your right.

By Public Transport:
From Ely station it is approx. 1m to Ely Cathedral.

Facilities

  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired

Nominated in the Times as one of the 'Top 20 must see buildings in the UK'. Nominated as Best Film Location in 2008 and 2009 for 'Elizabeth - The Golden Age' and 'The Other Berlin Girl'.



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