Friday 28 Feb 2014, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Venue Box Office: 020 3879 9555

Brian Wright conductor

Nathalie Manfrino soprano

Tiziana Carraro mezzo soprano

Peter Auty tenor

Brindley Sherratt bass

Goldsmiths Choral Union choir

Verdi Requiem

Hear Verdi's awe-inspiring choral masterpiece performed by star soloists with the Philharmonia Orchestra and Goldsmiths Choral Union. Verdi’s dramatic flair and seemingly inexhaustible flow of memorable tunes continue to thrill spectacle-hungry opera audiences to this day. Composed in memory of the celebrated writer Alessandro Manzoni, Verdi later confessed "While I’m not an atheist, I’m certainly not much of a believer". So saying, he called upon every device in his operatic armoury to create a thrilling epic which runs the whole gamut of human emotions from the lacerating fortissimo eruptions of the Dies irae, through the dancing energy of the Sanctus to the poignant ending’s painful acceptance.