York Musical Society (“YMS”) is a large and thriving choral society that has contributed to the musical life of the city of York since 1876.
We enjoy performing a challenging repertoire, including many of the more familiar large-scale choral works such as Handel’s Messiah, the Bach Passions and several well-loved Requiems.
First performed in 1874, the Requiem is the only large-scale work by Verdi not intended for the stage, and it was an overnight sensation. It is operatic in style, with passages of tenderness and simplicity that contrast with intensely dramatic sections. With the combined choirs numbering well over 200, this is sure to be a memorable concert.
NEXT CONCERT GET INVOLVED
Verdi Requiem - 8th November in York Minster.
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CONCERT TICKETS CONCERT SEASON 2014 / 2015
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This season, we will be performing works by: Verdi, Haydn and Mendelssohn.