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Verdi “Requiem”

May 6, 2023 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

an statue of an angel with the words "Verdi's Requiem"

Event Details

Cost: $10 – $35

Peterborough Singers

Tel: 705-745-1820

Emmanuel United Church

534 George Street North
Peterborough, K9H 3S2 Canada
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Saturday, May 6, 2023 | 7 pm | Emmanuel United Church

Guest Soloists: Leslie Fagan – soprano | Laura Pudwell – mezzo soprano | Ernesto Ramirez – tenor | Jonathan Liebich – bass
Accompanied by: Ian Sadler on the organ, and a full 12 piece brass section

From the composer of Aïda, La Traviata, and Rigoletto comes a monumental work that is every bit as tuneful, dramatic, and full of rhythmic intensity as those operas.  It features an amazing cast of four renowned Canadian soloists, a double choir, and the ‘orchestra’ of Ian Sadler at the pipe organ who will be joined by 12 brass players. Giuseppe Verdi follows the same liturgical text as Mozart, Fauré, and Duruflé, and his Requiem stands out as one of the most-performed pieces of the choral repertoire.  Come and feel the fury and terror of Dies Irae (Day of wrath), experience the thrilling and energetic Sanctus (Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of Hosts), be drawn into the pulsing sorrow of Lacrymosa (Weeping), and be reassured by the vindication of Libera me (Deliver me).

Showtime is 90 minutes, no intermission. Sponsored by TD Bank.