Easter at King's
Stephen Cleobury conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra, Philharmonia Chorus and soloists in Verdi's dramatic Requiem, live from Cambridge.
Donald Macleod presents a concert live from the Chapel of King's College, Cambridge. In his final season as Music Director, conductor Stephen Cleobury has chosen Verdi's dramatic and thrilling Requiem, first performed in May 1874 in commemoration of the writer Alessandro Manzoni, with Verdi himself conducting. George Bernard Shaw was a particular admirer of the piece, and Brahms's verdict: Only a genius could have written such a work.
Gweneth Ann Rand (soprano)
Jennifer Johnston (mezzo)
Brenden Gunnell (tenor)
James Platt (bass)
BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Stephen Cleobury