Saturday 22 Nov 2014, 7pmGloucester Cathedral, Gloucester

Venue Box Office: 01242 691 190

Adrian Partington conductor

Paul Nilon tenor

Gloucester Choral Society

Berlioz Requiem (Grande Messe des Morts)

'If I were threatened with the burning of all of my works except one,' Berlioz once confessed, 'it is for the Requiem that I would beg for mercy.' The great Frenchman unleashes an awesome range of expression, from the merest vocal and instrumental whispers to the all-engulfing Tuba mirum's four pairs of rumbling timpani and four additional brass ensembles.