Gippeswyk Singers – Concert – Messa da Requiem by Verdi & Fanfare for Verdi Brass by Simon Milton

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Date(s) - 11/05/2019
7:30 pm

Snape Maltings Concert Hall



Messa da Requiem by Giuseppe Verdi
Fanfare for Verdi Brass by Simon Milton

Gippeswyk Singers, Beccles Choral Society,
Phoenix Singers & Lambeth Orchestra

Elin Pritchard (soprano)  Kate Woolveridge (mezzo soprano)
John Upperton (tenor)  Andrew Slater (bass)

Conducted by Geoff Lavery

Saturday 11th May 7:30pm – Snape Maltings Concert Hall, IP17 1SR

Tickets £15, £20, £25  Available from all choir members,
also from  (tel: 01502 714655),
Snape Maltings Box Office – 01728 687110 or

Gippeswyk Singers, Phoenix Singers and Beccles Choral Society are excited to announce they will be joining forces under the musical direction of their conductor Geoff Lavery to present – Verdi’s “Requiem”

Thundering drums and heralding trumpets of the Lambeth Orchestra will have you tingling from head to toe as they join a magnificent massed chorus and four outstanding international soloists in filling the wonderful acoustic at Snape Maltings with glorious resonance. Verdi’s operatic skill shines forth in his Requiem creating an unforgettable choral masterpiece filled with great lyrical beauty and dramatic passion.

This performance also includes “Fanfare for Verdi Brass” by contemporary composer Simon Milton.

Geoff Lavery brings his vast experience and formidable talent as a musical director and conductor to the production which features soloists Elin Pritchard (soprano), Kate Woolveridge (mezzo soprano),
John Upperton (tenor) and Andrew Slater (bass baritone).

Gippeswyk Singers and Beccles Choral Society have previously collaborated with Lambeth Orchestra at Snape Maltings for a sellout performance of Elgar’s “Dream of Gerontius” in 2017  received tremendous reviews.
Geoff Lavery has recently become the musical director of Phoenix Singers (Framlingham) and is now in the unique position of being able to seamlessly rehearse and coordinate a phenomenal chorus of 200 singers accompanied by the superbly talented 80 piece Lambeth Orchestra (leader Alan Thorogood).


This promises to be an exciting and memorable evening with tickets in high demand.
Tickets from members of all three choirs, (tel: 01502 714655)
Snape Maltings Box Office – 01728 687110 or


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