Aberdeen Choral Society
March Concert 2013
Tuesday 26th March 7.30pm start
Tickets from £20-16
Over 60's £2 off
U21/ Full time education Half price
To open their spring concert featuring the music of Italy, the Aberdeen Choral Society plans to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of one of the country's very greatest composers, Giuseppe Verdi. Verdi's career spanned almost the whole of the 19th century: last season the Society had a triumph with a masterwork from the composer's late middle age - the Requiem of 1874. This year they are performing some excerpts from Verdi's first big success - the opera Nabucco of 1842. The Overture begins the concert and at once we are transported to ancient Assyria and the court of Nebuchadnezzar (or Nabucco) viewed through what is a thoroughly Italian prism. The audience is introduced to some of the principal characters and some of the opera's most memorable melodies. Chief among these is a variant of the famous Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves. Later on the music builds up to powerful climax complete with an authentic Rossini-like crescendo.