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Creative Arts students see Monteverdi Choir and Orchestras rehearse Verdi Requiem

Students and staff from St Clement Danes School attended the Watford Colosseum on Friday 14th September to see the rehearsal of Verdi Requiem by the highly acclaimed Monteverdi Choirs and Orchestras. The rehearsal was in advance of the Choir's performance at Westminster Cathedral on Tuesday 18th September, and our students felt privileged to be invited to the rehearsal, along with students from other local schools.

The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists & Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique are three world-renowned ensembles conducted by Sir John Eliot Gardiner, who founded the choir in 1964.

The concert marked twenty years since the orchestra's last London performance of Verdi’s work – and was the only UK date on a European tour that will visit a roster of major venues; opening at the National Forum of Music in Wroclaw to celebrate the anniversary of the birth of Poland.

Miss Stevens reported that the students were fascinated to hear about the life of a musician and the amazing opportunities that they have - to travel the world and play the most wonderful music in such awesome venues. Miss Stevens said " Seeing John Elliot-Gardner in action was mesmerising. His attention to detail and his relationship with the orchestra and choir was inspiring."

Please follow the link below to read the report about the Verdi Requiem Performance, and further information about the Monteverdi Choir.

https://monteverdi.co.uk/verdi-requiem-2018