Choral society play a theatrical piece in Thame

Aylesbury Choral Society
Aylesbury Choral Society

Aylesbury Choral Society will perform Verdi’s Requiem at Thame Leisure Centre on Saturday.

The concert is conducted by Jeff Stewart with Aylesbury Concert Orchestra, they will be joined by Uxbridge Choral Society and four internationally acclaimed soloists.

Soprano Mardi Byers, mezzo soprano Cheri Rose Katz, tenor Max An and bass George Stephens.

Having worked with all of these soloists on a number of occasions Jeff has manged to get them to come from far and wide (Switzerland, Berlin, Korea and Cape Town respectively) to take part in this most operatic of sacred pieces.

Written shortly after Aida (1871), it is no surprise that the Requiem is theatrical in style. The text of the Requiem is largely based on the Catholic Mass for the Dead.

Verdi selected the specific texts he wanted, omitting for example the Gloria and Credo, and he rearranged the order of what remained to suit his purpose.

Tickets for the concert in Thame are £12 for adults and £5 for under 18s. Visit www.aylesburychoral.org.uk or 01296 640221 to book or speak to any choir member.