On Sunday April 9th at 3:00 p.m. the Salisbury Symphony will be performing Verdi’s Requiem with a 200 community member choir and four seat-gripping soloists; this performance will be at Keppel Auditorium located at Catawba College.
The 200 member chorus consists of 7 different choirs from the Salisbury community and surrounding counties. They consist of the Concert Choir which is directed by Ms. Kay Peeler; Catawba College Singers directed by Dr. Phillip Burgess; The Livingstone College Concert Choir directed by Dr. DaVaughn L. Miller; Mr. Joseph Judge conducts both the Piedmont Choral Society and The Pfeiffer University Concert Choir; the Stanly County Chorale; and the Wake Forest University Concert Choir directed by Dr. Brian Gorelick.
Maestro David Hagy has engaged four wonderful soloists for this concert! Our Soprano Jasmina Halimic had a triumphant debut with the Charleston Symphony as the soprano soloist in Verdi’s Requiem and is was most recently Hanna Giawari in Lehar’s The Merry Widow with Minnesota’s North Nights Music Festival. Jasmina is sponsored by Mrs. Teresa Moore-Mitchell for this concert. Our Mezzo-Soprano Cristy Brown has toured extensively in the Unites States and in Europe; she also sang the world premiere of composer Steven Landis’s Songs of Love and Immolation. Cristy is sponsored by Dr. Phillip Burgess. James Allbritten, our Tenor for the performance, is beginning his third season as General Director for the Piedmont Opera after serving ten years as its Artistic Director. James is sponsored by Bud & Betty Mickle. Finally, Bass-Baritone Richard Ollarsaba has recently finished his residency with the Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, where he stepped into the title role in their 2014 production of Don Giovanni as well as the Majo-Domo in Capriccio. He is anonymously sponsored. For the full biographies of these wonderful soloists, please refer to the Symphony’s website.
Our Concert Sponsor, Dr. W. Gerald Cochran invites you to come, enjoy the Salisbury Symphony perform Verdi’s Requiem with a vocal ensemble you will not want to miss! Tickets to the April 9th concert are $23.75 for adults, $6.50 for students, and $4.25 for children ages 8 and younger. Concert tickets are available at Rowan County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Sidewalk Deli, Pinocchio’s (Spencer), and Crescent Pharmacy (Rockwell). Tickets may be purchased also through PayPal on the Symphony’s website or by credit card by calling the Symphony office at 704.637.4314. The box office will open at 2:00 p.m. the afternoon of the performance.