Thoughts on the Verdi concert on Saturday November 23rd 2013 from members of Lancaster Singers:
‘I think the Verdi Requiem sounded marvellous, and Marco did such a magnificent job at keeping us in line and bringing the best out of the piece. He brought it to life with such emotion and dramatic contrasts. I thoroughly enjoyed singing it; it was a treat for me, especially singing with the fantastic orchestra and soloists. I will never forget it.’
Helen Sayers (soprano)
"I was fortunate to be sitting on the back row of the main stage from where I had a superb panoramic view of the magnificent assembly of chorus, orchestra, soloists and conductor, backed by the audience. As the trumpets rang out from the far heights of the gallery in the "Dies Irae", followed by the thunderous majesty of the orchestra and chorus the most enormous beam spread across my face! It was just thrilling to be a part of such drama!"
John Falkingham (tenor)
"We had an amazing experience at the Verdi Requiem! What a great privilege to be part of such a powerful and professional concert. It was, in our opinion, world class. A day to remember and treasure."
Angela Rubio (soprano) and Simon Halliday (tenor)
We’re now on the countdown to our Verdi Concert next Saturday in Bolton. Final rehearsals this week and there is a great sense of excitement building up. If you haven’t already booked tickets, then there will be some for sale on the door and, of course, you can contact any of the three choirs. Coaches have been organised from Lancaster and Preston – see the side bar for details – and there are still a few seats available. £25 combined concert/coach ticket (no concessions).
We hope we see you on Saturday – 7.30 pm at the Victoria Hall in Bolton – this will be a night to remember!