The Hallé with Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus and Leeds Festival Chorus

Sofi Jeannin , Claire Rutter , Madeleine Shaw & Sam Furness
  • Sunday 18 June, 2023
    7.00 – 9.15pm
Ticket typeCost
Price Band A£30.50
Price Band B£27.95
Price Band C£22.50
Tickets for children (16 years and under)/Students/Groups of 10+£9

Verdi’s Requiem is a technically demanding tour-de-force and one Sheffield audiences have been waiting for, for over three years.

Verdi’s Requiem was composed in memory of Alessandro Manzoni, a writer and humanist whom Verdi very much admired. The composer hoped to emulate through his music what Manzoni had achieved for Italian literature. Initially the work was controversial because of Verdi’s overt operatic approach to a sacred text: he responded to every nuance of the words, such as the spine-chilling ‘Dies irae,’ the limpid beauty of the ‘Lacrimosa’ and the thrilling double-fugue of the ‘Sanctus.’ It’s a technically demanding tour-de-force and one Sheffield audiences have been waiting for, for over three years. The original cast from that delayed concert have reassembled and Sofi Jeannin will lead this star line-up, the Hallé and the massed voices of the Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus and Leeds Festival Chorus in this powerful and deeply felt season finale.

Performers

Sofi Jeannin (Conductor), Claire Rutter (Soprano), Madeleine Shaw (Mezzo-Soprano), Sam Furness (Tenor) and David Shipley (Bass)

Programme

  • VERDI: Requiem (84)

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