Gloria Musicae presents Verdi’s “Requiem”
Gloria Musicae presents Verdi’s “Requiem,” one of the Giuseppe Verdi’s most beloved masterworks, Sunday, April 23, 4:30 p.m., at the Sarasota Opera House, 61 N. Pineapple Ave., Sarasota. Under the artistic direction of Dr. Joseph Holt, the performance features the Gloria Musicae Singers, The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay (in their Sarasota debut), and the Sarasota Orchestra. Featured soloists include soprano Danielle Talamantes, mezzo-soprano Robyn Rocklein, tenor Blake Friedman, and bass Kerry Wilkerson. Tickets range from $20-$60 and student tickets are $15. For tickets and info, visit www.gloriamusicae.org or call 941-387-6046.
Gloria Musicae celebrates choral music through innovative performances. The critically acclaimed group, the Gloria Musicae Singers, under the artistic direction of Dr. Joseph Holt, performs a repertoire spanning four centuries, and includes orchestral works, intimate madrigals, church motets, folk songs, close-harmony jazz, and Broadway show music. The ensemble also specializes in premiere performances of lesser-known choral works, particularly music by living American composers. The Gloria Musicae Singers has performed premieres by René Clausen, Dick Hyman, Robert Levin, Gwyneth Walker, and James Grant, along with the premiere of a new edition of a rarely heard score by Rossini. For more information about Gloria Musicae, visit www.gloriamusicae.org.