Francesco Cavalli’s Requiem


As part of the ‘A History of the Requiem’ series, the Brisbane Chamber Choir offered a setting composed by the famed opera composer of mid-17th century Italy, Francesco Cavalli.  According to the BBC (2011), it was:

“…the composer’s last sacred work, the requiem he composed for his own funeral… Cavalli [left a] highly detailed will, which… provide[d] precise requirements for the composer’s annual memorial service…”

We thoroughly enjoyed bringing this this 17th century view of musical mortality to our audience!

When:  2.00pm • Sunday • 31 July 2016