Saturday, May 6, 2023 | 7 pm | Emmanuel United Church
Guest Soloists:Accompanied by: 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).