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Verdi's Requiem: City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO), CBSO Chorus, Edward Gardner, Tamara Wilson, Karen Cargill, Gwyn Hughes Jones, Brindley Sherratt
Drums thunder, trumpets blast, and a great chorus yells out in terror: Verdi’s Requiem isn’t what you might expect from religious music! But it’s exactly what you’d expect from the grand master of Italian opera – and with the massed CBSO Chorus and four star operatic voices, hold on to your seats as conductor Edward Gardner unleashes his unparalleled sense of theatre – and turns the volume up to eleven.
There will be no interval.
CBSO+ 6.15pm: Members of the CBSO Chorus talk with Edward Gardner about preparing and performing Verdi’s thunderous choral masterpiece.
Founded in 1920, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra has always had an illustrious career. In fact, the first concert was conducted by Sir Edward Elgar. The orchestra has grown into a 90-piece ensemble with a worldwide reputation.
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The CBSO Chorus is one of the world’s great choirs – 180 people from all walks of life who come together to sing symphonic choral music. Trained for over 30 years by Simon Halsey CBE, its main role is to perform with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra on tour and at its home, Birmingham’s Symphony Hall. But it’s also an ensemble with a global reputation in its own right, a hard-working team of “amateur professionals” who give up their own time to perform the most challenging works in the choral repertoire to the highest international standard.
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