The Salford Choral Society, founded in 1947 at the instigation of Salford City Council, is celebrating its seventieth season with a performance of Verdi's Requiem at The Royal Northern College of Music next Saturday 14th April.
Soloists for the Requiem include Sinéad Campbell-Wallace (soprano), who had critically acclaimed debuts with Opera Northern Ireland in Radamisto and in Carmen with Cork Opera House last year; plus Emily Cobley (mezzo-soprano), who had her debut at Carnegie Hall, New York; Mancunian tenor Lawrence Thackeray, who trained at the University of Salford, and Fionn Ó hAlmhain (bass).
Requiem was apparently prompted by the death of Rossini, who was revered by Verdi, and the programme will begin with Rossini's William Tell Overture.
Salford Choral Society will be joined for the first time by the Piccadilly Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Tom Newall.
Salford Choral Society performs Verdi's Requiem and Rossini's William Tell Overture
Saturday 14th April 7.30pm
The Royal Northern College of Music
Contact the RNCM Box Office on 0161 907 5555
For more details see the website www.rncm.ac.uk
See also the Salford Choral Society website www.salfordchoral.org.uk
Main photo shows Sinéad Campbell-Wallace