Season 2024/2025

THIS SEASON’S CHOSEN CENTREPIECE IS GUISEPPE VERDI’S

MESSA DA REQUIEM

As our Musical Director Robert Dean comments:

A performance of Verdi’s mighty and theatrical Messa da Requiem is always a special event. It was the first choral work I heard in concert and the intense drama of the Dies Irae with its mightily booming Bass Drum punctuation still seems as hair-raising and apocalyptic to me today, as it did when I was a boy of 8. Next year, it will be nine years since we last sang it but that performance remains vividly etched in my memory and the work’s continuing popularity with choir, orchestra and audiences alike will hopefully ensure everybody’s support – and therefore financial support for our chosen charity. I hope you will be able to join us on what I know will be an exciting journey of re-discovery of this thrilling choral masterpiece.

The dates for your diary are:

Saturday 23 November 2024: Full day’s Autumn Workshop

Saturday 22 February 2025: Day rehearsal and full orchestral Concert

If you love singing, come and join us for a big choral treat – and the chance to sing one of everyone’s favourite major works. Full information, and Membership Registration instructions, will be available on 1st September