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Birmingham Conservatoire Symphony Orchestra and Chorus - Verdi, Verlaak

The Adrian Boult Hall's final concert, with Barry Wordsworth conducting the Birmingham Conservatoire Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in Verdi's Requiem and Maya Verlaak's Carrier.

Barry Wordsworth conducts the Birmingham Conservatoire Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in Verdi's Verdi Messa di Requiem and Maya Verlaak's Carrier.

After 30 years, the Adrian Boult Hall in Birmingham closes its doors for the last time as the Birmingham Conservatoire begins its gradual move to a new site on the city's East Side. This month the hall, affectionately known by locals as the ABH, is demolished - all part of Birmingham's new massive central development. Tom Redmond introduces the final gala concert from the hall, a performance by the Conservatoire's students and alumni of Verdi's great Requiem, prefaced with a specially composed piece for the occasion.

Adrian Boult Hall, Birmingham
Presented by Tom Redmond

Maya Verlaak: Carrier (world premiere)
Members of Birmingham Conservatoire conducted by Christopher Holding

Verdi: Messa di Requiem
Caroline Modiba, soprano
Victoria Simmonds, mezzo-soprano
David Butt Philip, tenor
Barnaby Rea, bass
Birmingham Conservatoire Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
Barry Wordsworth, conductor.

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