Sunday 29 August, 3:00pm

Paul Terracini: Conductor
Jennifer Black: soprano
Grace Chanyang Choi: mezzo-soprano
Simon Kim: tenor
Richard Anderson: bass
Willoughby Symphony Choir


Since its premiere in 1874, Verdi’s Messa da Requiem has thrilled audiences all over the world. The KPO will be joined in this concert by stellar soloists from Opera Australia and the full force of the Willoughby Symphony Choir. Written to commemorate the death of the poet, Alessandro Manzoni, the Requiem is one of the most often performed choral-orchestral works in the repertoire. Verdi drew upon all his dramatic and theatrical experience to produce what was described by Brahms as a work of genius.


Paul Terracini

Dr Paul Terracini was born in Sydney and has enjoyed a career in Australia and internationally as an instrumentalist, composer, arranger, and conductor. He has held permanent positions as Principal Trumpet in the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra; Lecturer in Trumpet, Brass Ensemble and Big Band at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music; and Solo Trumpet in the Danish Chamber Players, Denmark.