With a chorus of over 130 voices and an orchestra of over 50 - Noosa Chorale, Sunshine Coast Choral Society and 4 excellent soloists - Verdi's thrilling Requiem is being performed on the Sunshine Coast in June. It is a rare opportunity to have a magnificent musical experience usually only offered to audiences in large cities.
Verdi's Requiem is powerful and dramatic in parts and serene and beautiful in others. It is Verdi at his absolute best. He brings to this piece all the passion and skills of a life time of creating dramatic operas. The result is the most operatic of all requiems reminiscent of many of his great operas eg Aida, La Traviata, etc.
Verdi's Requiem is a conductor's dream come true. Few pieces in the repertoire offer the drama of opera and the thrill of wonderful symphonic writing combined with stellar, virtuosic solos. But Verdi's Requiem does all this and more.
This year is the 200th anniversary of Verdi's birth and in celebration his Requiem is being performed in many places worldwide. Sunshine Coast Conductor, Adrian King, is steering this performance towards a wonderful interpretation of Verdi's masterpiece. Under his brilliant direction, it will be a superb performance.
Outstanding popular tenor, Andrew Pryor, will be joined by three other professional soloists - Liza Beamish (soprano), Jade Moffat (mezzo) and Shaun Brown (bass).
Andrew Pryor's voice and personality have thrilled many Sunshine Coast audiences. He sung in A Night at the Proms in Noosa and Kawana. He performs regularly at Caloundra RSL in a show called "The Tenors" which is their most popular concert. Andrew was a founder member of the Ten Tenors and later joined the 4-man Tenorissimos. Andrew studied at the Queensland Conservatorium and has sung with Opera Australia and Opera Queensland. He has been tenor soloist in The Messiah, Verdi Requiem and Beethoven's Choral Symphony.
Liza Beamish is well-known to Queensland audiences and is in great demand. She has had major roles with Opera Australia and Queensland Opera. She sung for 18 months in the Rob Guest/Marina Prior production of Phantom of the Opera as Carlotta, the opera singer. She performed in Darling Harbour on a pontoon on a nationally televised Australia Day concert.
Liza's voice has so moved people to make comments such as: "I had chills running up and down my back - it was so superb" and "I had goose bumps listening to Liza singing Jerusalem. You could have heard a pin drop".
Jade Moffat is a rising star having won many singing awards and competitions. She is now associated with Opera Australia.
Shaun Brown is another performer well-known to Queensland audiences. He has performed at many Queensland concert venues and is occasionally heard on the radio in ABC FM programs.
Don't miss this unique opportunity to hear this moving and exciting work performed live on the Sunshine Coast to great effect by a large choir and orchestra with 4 wonderful soloists.
Bookings: 5444 3899
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Tickets can also be purchased at:
River Read, Thomas Street, Noosaville
Written Dimension Bookshop, Noosa Junction
Annie’s Books, Peregian
Possums Books and Coffee, Cooroy
Northwind Apartments, Mooloolaba
Noosa Chorale is grateful for the $4560 grant from the Regional Arts Development Fund to stage the Verdi Requiem concert in partnership with the Sunshine Coast Choral Society. The Regional Arts Development Fund is a Sunshine Coast Council and Queensland Government partnership to support local arts and culture.
Noosa Chorale also greatly appreciates the continuing support of the Bendigo Community Bank at Tewantin for its concerts.
Verdi Requiem - Stunning Masterpiece
Bicentennial Hall, Sunshine Beach
9th of June at 3pm
Lake Kawana Community Centre, Bokarina
16th of June at 3pm
$33 Group of 10+; $35 Concession; #Adult; $15 School Children
For bookings please contact 07 5444 3899
Bicentennial Hall, Sunshine Beach
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