with the Kings Lynn Festival Chorus


On Saturday 4th May 2019, we will be joining forces with Kings Lynn Festival Chorus to perform one of the best-loved requiems ever written.  And what could be a finer setting for it than Ely Cathedral?

Most of Verdi’s most performed works are operas, but his Requiem is probably performed almost more than any of his other compositions.  Yet he almost didn’t write it.  “There are so many, many masses for the dead.   It would be pointless to add one more”, he said to a friend.

But then Rossini died and Verdi reversed his decision and collaborated with eleven other Italian composers to produce a joint Requiem.  His particular contribution was the Libera Me, which three years later he used as the basis for his Requiem for Alessandro Manzoni, an author and great Italian patriot who shared many of Verdi’s political ideals.


Tickets are now on sale from the Cathedral box office, tel 01353 660349, email or online from   Don’t delay – tickets are expected to sell quickly!

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Future Concerts

21 September 2019 – Ely Cathedral

  • Mozart Symphony No 29
  • Shostakovich Piano Concerto No 2 with Martin Roscoe as soloist
  • Beethoven Symphony No 7