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Combined Choirs – Verdi Requiem, Bury Cathedral

1 February 2012 No Comment

Combined Choirs bring Verdi ‘s Requiem To Bury St Edmunds Cathedral

Two local choirs are joining forces to present one of the largest and most exciting works of the choral repertoire this Spring.  Choral Societies from Sudbury and Haverhill will perform Verdi’s Requiem at St Edmundsbury Cathedral on Saturday 5th May at 7.30 pm

Verdi’s Requiem is as dramatic as his operas, the most well-known section being the Dies Irae with its terrifying depiction of the Day of Judgement. 

Sudbury Choral Society was established 65 years ago while Haverhill can trace their roots back to 1860, but this is the first time that they have come together to put on a major work.  The combined choirs, totalling some 120 singers, will be conducted by David Butcher, who has been Sudbury’s choirmaster for 20 years, and Jane Wright, who is in her tenth year as Haverhill’s leader. 

The concert will feature four accomplished soloists:

 – Soprano, Julie Roberts

 – Mezzo Soprano, Hannah Mason

 – Tenor, Ben Thapa

 – Bass, Mark Saberton.

Tickets are £16 (reserved) and £12 (unreserved), available from 20th February, and can be obtained from The Apex, Bury St Edmunds in person, by phone on 01284 758000, online at www.theapex.co.uk

Further information:

www.sudburychoralsociety.co.uk  or tel. John Hedge on 01787 311590


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