Viva Italia : Verdi
Requiem
Saturday 19 March 2016 at 7.30pm
 
 
  Date:  Saturday 19 March 2016
  Time: 7.30pm
  Venue:  St Matthew’s Church, Kettering Road, Northampton, NN1 4RY
 
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After exploring the music of three great Masters of the Baroque and Classical periods during 2015 with Masses of Masses by Bach, Mozart and Haydn, the Northampton Bach Choir turn to two great Italian composers for their short season Viva Italia! Although Verdi was not a religious person, that did not prevent him from writing religious music. He wrote the setting of the Libera me as part of a Mass written in memory of his great contemporary Gioachino Rossini who had died on 13th November 1868. Verdi who had been a great admirer and friend, said Rossini’s reputation was the most widespread and popular of our time; it was one of the glories of Italy. He then incorporated the Libera me into the Requiem which was written in memory of the celebrated poet and novelist Alessandro Manzoni who died in 1873.

Verdi’s dramatic setting of the Mass has it all, and owes much to his love of opera. Dramatic moments abound, as you would expect from such a great opera composer – the drama of the Dies Irae and the Sanctus for double choir are unsurpassed in choral writing. There are also moments of beautiful tranquillity such as the Lacrymosa and the Requiem aeternam found within the Libera me. Verdi’s Requiem is a deeply personal statement where sacred and secular are merged into a work of enormous power.

For this performance the Northampton Bach Choir will be joined by the Orchestra da Camera and four eminent soloists of international standing.

Programme:

Northampton Bach Choir
Orchestra da Camera


Conductor: Lee Dunleavy

Soprano: Alison Pearce
Alto:
Deborah Miles-Johnson
Tenor: Martin Hindmarsh
Bass: Andrew Mayor





 

 

 
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