Wednesday, March 14, 2012

More Than 400 Musicians Join Forces for Verdi's Requiem

Photo courtesy of the HSO
In honor of the 50th Anniversary of the construction of the Cathedral of Saint Joseph, the Sacred Sounds Concert Series will present Verdi’s Requiem on Friday, March 16 at 8 pm at the Cathedral of Saint Joseph in Hartford.

Led by conductor Edward Bolkovac, this monumental performance will feature the collaborative sounds of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, Hartford Chorale, New Haven Chorale, The Hartt School Choruses, Cathedral Choirs, soprano Amanda Hall, mezzo-soprano Lucille Beer, tenor Raffaele Sepe, bass Ryan Green, and organist and Sacred Sounds Music Director, Dr. Ezequiel Menéndez.

“This concert undoubtedly will be the largest scale production that has ever been performed in the Cathedral of Saint Joseph, " Menendez said. "We are bringing together the greatest musical forces in Connecticut for this epic piece of music…this is going to be the concert of the year.”

Admission: $20 Suggested Donation. All proceeds from the concert to benefit the musical efforts of the Sacred Sounds Concert Series. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Free parking will be available in the Cathedral’s parking lot on Asylum Avenue and at Asylum Hill Congregational Church. For more information, visit www.cathedralofsaintjoseph.com/music-sacredsounds or call (860) 578-1433.

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