DIES IRAE, DIES ILLA

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Sacred rites enacted with operatic passion and drama in this mighty Requiem: Verdi confronts mortality and Judgement Day with elegiac passages of spiritual intensity and breathtaking choruses.

Verdi’s unparalleled understanding of the human voice, from his long association with opera, makes his Requiem an exceptionally rewarding work both to sing and to hear. Expect vigorous rhythms, sublime melodies and a vast range of emotions in this thrilling and authoritative account of one of the greatest and most loved choral works.

This special performance marks conductor Hilary Davan Wetton’s retirement after 34 years as Musical Director of the City of London Choir.