This Year’s Works
To be performed on Sunday 25th March 2018, accompanied by the Isle of Man Symphony Orchestra.
Arthur Bliss – NATIONAL ANTHEM
Composed in 1969 when he was Master of the Queen’s Music.
Charles Guard – MANX NATIONAL ANTHEM
Composed in 1980 with trumpet fanfare openings
Guiseppe Verdi – REQUIEM
From pounding drums and blazing trumpets predicting the final judgement, to serene prayers begging for release: Verdi’s REQUIEM is a choral blockbuster of staggering power, bringing all the drama of the opera house to the concert hall. First performed in 1874, it has been a firm favourite of choral societies and their audiences ever since.