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.