Two great orchestras and choruses come together for a once-in-a lifetime event when East meets West under conductor Valery Gergiev – memorably described as “so highly charged that you could probably run the National Grid from a cable attached to his baton” (The Times). Berlioz’s Requiem is one of the most gigantic works in the repertoire, with four extra brass bands; and Prokofiev’s Cantata includes an accordion ensemble, alarm bells, cannon-shots, sirens and a speaker with megaphone who is the voice of Lenin.
BBC Music magazine’s Editor Oliver Condy explains why he has recommended tonight’s concert: “Concert-goers who spy Russian conductor Valery Gergiev on the programme need never hesitate, particularly if repertoire like this is involved! This concert is sure to be the ultimate roof-raiser.”
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Orchestra and Chorus of the Mariinsky Theatre
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
Valery Gergiev conductor
Sergei Semishkur tenor
Prokofiev Cantata for the 20th Anniversary of the October Revolution
Berlioz Grande messe des morts (Requiem)
This concert is promoted jointly by the CBSO and THSH (and also forms part of the CBSO Season).
Special discounts apply – please check when booking.
Choir, Stalls front four rows, Grand Tier Boxes, Upper Circle Boxes, Platform Boxes and Chorus Boxes not available.
14 and 15 October 6.15pm Pre-concert talk – Prokofiev and Berlioz
An introduction to tonight’s epic programme.
£5 – £48
- 32 Broad Street, Birmingham, B1 2EA, West Midlands, United Kingdom
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