Thursday 3 Nov 2016, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

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Edward Gardner conductor

Lise Davidsen soprano

Christine Rice mezzo soprano

René Barbera tenor

Jongmin Park bass

Rodolfus Choir

Philharmonia Voices

Verdi Requiem

British conductor Edward Gardner, formerly Music Director of English National Opera, channels the combined forces of the Philharmonia Orchestra, Rodolfus Choir and Philharmonia Voices for Verdi’s epic Requiem. Written for his dear friend, writer Alessandro Manzoni, Verdi’s Requiem is explosive, an otherworldly drama powered by emotional intensity, haunted by offstage trumpets and bass drum thunder.

Please note: bass Alexander Vinogradov and mezzo-soprano Karen Cargill, who were originally performing in this concert, have had to withdraw. We are very grateful to Jongmin Park and Christine Rice for stepping in to replace them.