Berlioz Requiem

  • Chrysler Hall
  • 215 Saint Paul Blvd
  • Norfolk, VA
  • May 20, 2017
  • 8:00 PM
  • Price: $18-$110

In this towering masterwork, the huge orchestra is augmented with additional players in every section, plus brass choirs in the four corners of the hall and a chorus of 140 singers, making it a once-in-a-lifetime event for music lovers. Berlioz dreamed of creating an “awesome musical cataclysm…which will, I hope, live on as a great landmark in our art.” His music heightens the dramatic story, as the soul confronts the Day of Judgment and emerges in glory; the score shifts from a mighty wall of sound that engulfs the listener, to moments of utterly beautiful simplicity. Hear the Virginia Symphony Orchestra perform this great work for the first time!

Berlioz Requiem