Hector Berlioz: Grande Messe des morts (Requiem) Op.5

Berlioz: Grande Messe des mortes (Requiem) Op. 5

Saturday 22 November 2014

  • 7:00pm No interval (ends approx 8.30pm)
  • Gloucester Cathedral
  • Paul Nilon – tenor
  • Philharmonia Orchestra Gloucester Choral Society Bristol Choral Society Adrian Partington – conductor
Tickets: £32.50, £17.50, £10

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TICKET UPDATE as at 21/11/2014: The online and telephone box office has now closed for this concert. Tickets will, however, be available on the door on the night. The cathedral doors open at around 6:15pm on 22/11/2014.

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The vast orchestra with four bassoons and a great battery of percussion including three bass drums only just squeezed on to the stage. Placed at the four corners of the hall were four brass bands. When all these forces were unleashed, as in the Tuba Mirum, the effect was simply staggering.’            Daily Telegraph

Berlioz’s Grande Messe des Morts is a monster of a piece. Opening its  season in style, the Philharmonia…joined forces with the excellent Gloucester and Bristol Choral Societies…London Evening Standard

Time passed, I found, in a state of purring delight. At the Royal Festival Hall, the impact was momentous …and the whole performance was as shattering as it was atmospheric – never more poetic that at the quiet close Sunday Times

If you’re after a sonic event with dynamic richness, emotional impact, ceremonial grandeur, and one of Europe’s outstanding lyric tenors, then this is for you.

A rare opportunity to hear one of choral music’s most astounding spectacles. A choir of over 200 and the outrageously fine Philharmonia Orchestra with 16 timpani, 16 trumpets, 16 trombones, 2 tubas and 4 rather rare ophicleides. Submerge yourself in the splendour of this remarkable piece of music, and experience that magical quality that only a live performance can give you.

If this is your first encounter – we envy you.

Special Offer: Buy a ticket in the Front Nave & get one for the Christmas Oratorio for £20 (£10 under 16s). Both concerts must be booked at the same time.

We are also performing at the Royal Festival Hall on 25th September – you can book tickets through the Southbank Centre

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