Stanford's Requiem

Symphony Hall - Birmingham
Saturday 2 July 2022 (19:00-20:30)
Collage of headshots of composers
Marta Fontanal-Simmons

Cultural Partnership Concert

  • Martyn Brabbins conductor

  • Carolyn Sampson soprano

  • Marta Fontanal-Simmons mezzo soprano

  • James Way tenor

  • Ross Ramgobin baritone

  • University of Birmingham Voices

  • City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Once upon a time in Birmingham, crowds gathered to hear the first performance of the Requiem by Charles Villiers Stanford - commissioned by the legendary Triennial Festival, who went on to premiere Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius just three years later. 125 years on, we join forces with University of Birmingham Voices to bring a forgotten masterpiece back home: prepare to be surprised, prepare to be impressed - but above all, prepare to be moved.

Presented as part of the Birmingham 2022 Festival

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Pre-concert talk: 6pm
'Charles Villers Stanford and the Birmingham Triennial Musical Festival' with Dr Paul Rodmell, University of Birmingham

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