Verdi's Requiem

7:30pm, Sat, 16 Mar 2024

  • Event Details
  • Type of event: Performance
    Start time: 7:30pm
    Venue: Bristol Beacon
    Trenchard Street
    BS1 5AR
    Description: Verdi's Requiem
    Bristol Choral Society

    British Sinfonietta

    Conductor: Hilary Campbell

    Soprano: Lucy de Butts
    Mezzo-soprano: Katie Bray
    Tenor: Peter Davoren
    Bass: Edward Grint


    Bristol Choral Society raises the roof with Verdi’s spectacular, operatic Requiem. Under the baton of star conductor, Hilary Campbell, with orchestral drama provided by the British Sinfonietta and a cast of stellar soloists, this is an unmissable concert.

    Known largely as a composer of operas, Verdi moved into the realm of the spiritual with his Requiem. This is rightly one of his best known works, an amazing fusion of dramatic opera with the profoundly religious feelings of the Requiem Mass. Originally conceived as a collaborative composition on the death of his fellow composer Rossini, Verdi produced his final Requiem in 1873 to celebrate the life of Italian author Manzoni.

    Verdi’s Requiem triumphs over death, by sheer force of its virtuosity and musicality. You will leave the hall feeling triumphant and inspired by the genius of this work.