Music has a powerful way of marking life’s big moments, whether in joyous celebration or as solace in times of loss.
This idea inspires the Victoria Philharmonic Choir’s performance of the Verdi Requiem on May 24.
Giuseppe Verdi composed his magnificently operatic Requiem in 1874 in memory of a fellow musician.
VPC’s performance is also a celebration of life, musical collaboration, and the choir’s 10th anniversary season, and offers an opportunity for the public to have an “In Memoriam” dedication listed in the Requiem program in exchange for a $100 donation to the choir.
Conducted by Peter Butterfield, the concert features soloists Ingrid Attrot, Sarah Fryer, Richard Margison and Andrew Greenwood, a 125-member chorus of VPC members and guest choristers, along with a mass instrumental ensemble of the Victoria Chamber Orchestra and Civic Orchestra of Victoria.
In Memoriam listings and donations must be received by May 17 to be included in the Requiem program. Please go online to vpchoir.ca and click on the Canada Helps logo to go to the donation page.
Tickets to the performance are $35 and $45.50, and available from the UVic box office, uvic.ca/auditorium or phone 250 721-8480.
Verdi Requiem is performed on Sunday, May 24 at the University of Victoria’s Farquhar Auditorium, beginning at 2:30 p.m.