When: Sat., March 13, 7:30 p.m. 2010
The Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra and the Apollo Chorus of Chicago proudly collaborate the presentation of one of the most dramatic and inspiring pieces ever written. Verdi's Messa da Requiem is one of the most dramatic and inspiring sacred pieces ever written, contrasting fiery climaxes with passages of heart-rending poignancy. Composed in 1874 as a memorial to the Italian poet and novelist, Allesandro Manzoni, the Requiem is one of the most moving works ever to flow from the heart of Verdi. Following their successful collaborations on Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, Bernstein's Chichester Psalms and Orff's Carmina Burana in the past two years, the combination of the Apollo Chorus of Chicago and Elmhurst Symphony is something truly special. Contact Apollo Chorus of Chicago for info. Tickets available at www.apollochorus.org or call 312-427-5620. Apollo Chorus of Chicago with soloist from Lyric Opera of Chicago.