Verdi Requiem

Gippeswyk Singers, Phoenix Singers and Beccles Choral Society are delighted to announce they will be joining forces under the musical direction of their conductor Geoff Lavery to present:

Verdi “Requiem”  

Saturday 11th May 2019 at 7:30pm

Snape Maltings Concert Hall

 Thundering drums and heralding trumpets of the Lambeth Orchestra will have you tingling from head to toe as they join a magnificent massed chorus and 4 outstanding international soloists in filling the wonderful acoustic at Snape Maltings with glorious resonance. Verdi’s operatic skill shines forth in his Requiem creating an unforgettable choral masterpiece filled with great lyrical beauty and dramatic passion. This performance also includes “Fanfare for Verdi Brass”  by contemporary composer Simon Milton.

Geoff Lavery brings his vast experience and formidable talent as a musical director and conductor to the production which features soloists Elin Pritchard (soprano), Kate Woolveridge (mezzo soprano), John Upperton (tenor) and Andrew Slater (bass baritone).

Gippeswyk Singers and Beccles Choral Society have previously collaborated with Lambeth Orchestra at Snape Maltings for a sellout performance of Elgar’s “Dream of Gerontius” which received tremendous reviews in May 2017. Conductor Geoff Lavery has recently become the musical director of Phoenix Singers (Framlingham) and is now in the unique position of being able to seamlessly rehearse and coordinate a phenomenal chorus of 200 singers accompanied by the superbly talented 80 piece Lambeth Orchestra (leader Alan Thorogood).

This promises to be an exciting and memorable evening with tickets (£15 – £25) in high demand. The best seats go quickly so don’t delay in purchasing from members of all 3 choirs, Cheryl Coutts (tel: 01502 714655), or Snape Maltings Box Office (tel: 01728 687110)