The dream was to perform the Verdi Requiem in Verdi’s 200th anniversary year and to make it especially memorable by combining three choirs and a professional orchestra and soloists.
For those unfamiliar with the costs of such a project the sum is eye-watering and the logistics scary!
Imagine combining three choir committees for a start……..
BUT on November 23rd in the Victoria Hall, Bolton 2013 the dream becomes a reality.
Based in Bologna MARCO FANTI – young, gifted and dynamic is the conductor of two of the participating choirs, Lancaster Singers and Preston Cecilian Choral Society and has connections with the third choir, Prestbury Choral Society.
All three choirs are working with chorus masters and conductors in preparation and on October 19th we met for a joint rehearsal day with Marco.
The atmosphere was electric! The sound is already magnificent and under Marco’s compelling direction it became even more dramatic and thrilling. It was an unforgettable day which gave us all such a buzz of anticipation for the concert when with the orchestra it will be even more exciting.
The Lancashire Sinfonietta has worked with Marco Fanti before and the players are in turn interested and eager to join in this unique experience of combining forces.
The soloists Laurie Ashworth, Janet Shell, John Upperton and Stephen Holloway are experienced in opera and concert work and come with outstanding reviews so what a treat it will be.
A group of supporters from Bologna is coming over especially to hear the concert. It is unlikely ever to happen again so please don’t miss it!