Verdi Requiem @Philharmonie Berlin

June 27 – 30, 2024 | Berlin, Germany

The Grand Finale …
A special highlight on June 30, the last day of the CHORALSPACE Summer Festival 2024:
The joint performance of 900 participants with Verdi Requiem conducted by Sergi Gili Solé at the Philharmonie Berlin.

Giuseppe Verdi
Messa da Requiem

Peters Edition

Giuseppe Verdi’s Requiem, also known as Messa da Requiem, is one of the most significant works in choral music and stands as a masterpiece of the 19th century. Verdi composed the Requiem as a memorial tribute to the revered Italian writer and poet Alessandro Manzoni. The work premiered on May 22, 1874, at the San Marco Church in Milan, and three days later, it was repeated at La Scala. It won immediate contemporary success.
Verdi’s Requiem combines majestic choral movements with poignant solo passages, creating an unparalleled musical experience that takes listeners on a journey through the depths of the human soul, from profound grief to radiant hope.


Giuseppe Verdi – Messa da Requiem
Dies irae
Sanctus (only stage choirs)
Agnus Dei
Lux aeterna
Libera me


Iwona Sobotka (soprano)
Alexandra Urquiola (mezzo-soprano)
Andrés Moreno García (tenor)
Gerard Farreras (bass)

Rheinische Philharmonie

The Staatsorchester Rheinische Philharmonie, with its over 350-year history, is the philharmonic flagship of the city of Koblenz and the entire region. Founded in 1654 as the Fürstbischöfliche Hofkapelle, the ensemble has been under the auspices of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate since 1973. Together, the musicians of the Rheinische Philharmonie consistently demonstrate that a classical symphony orchestra can offer exciting program concepts and captivating concert experiences in today’s time. Tours within Germany and abroad, participation in international festivals, radio and CD productions attest to the orchestra’s good reputation and make it a highly regarded guest in major concert halls in Germany and Europe.

Sergi Gili Solé

Sergi Gili Sole is a conductor with a vast and varied experience in conducting both choirs and orchestras. Mr. Solé graduated from the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya (ESMUC) and studied choral conducting, orchestral conducting, and accompaniment at the Universität der Künste (UdK) in Berlin with well-known names such as Prof. Lutz Köhler, Prof. Kai-Uwe Jirka, Prof. Harry Lyth, and Prof. Patrick Walliser. Since completing his studies, Mr. Solé has been broadly anchored in the choir scene through a wide variety of engagements and has created a successful tradition on preparing the choirs and singers for the Sing Along projects of the Berlin Radio Choir. Currently, he conducts the Berliner Cappella, the Ensamble Encanto and the Friedenau Konzertchor.

Schedule of the project

JUNE 27, 2024
15:00 – 17:30 Choir and Piano Rehearsal 1 (all participants)
18:30 – 21:00 Choir and Piano Rehearsal 2 (all participants)

JUNE 28, 2024
14:00 – 16:00 Choir and Piano Rehearsal 3 (all participants)
17:00 – 19:00 Choir and Piano Rehearsal 4 (all participants)

JUNE 29, 2024
10:00 – 13:00 Choir and Orchestra Rehearsal (all participants + soloists) at the Philharmonie Berlin

JUNE 30, 2024
09:30 Placement and acoustic check at the Philharmonie Berlin
11:00 Concert at the Philharmonie Berlin

Overview of costs
for performers and friends

The participation fee for the four-day project and the concert including access to all concerts of the fringe program is EUR 98.00.
Non-performing accompanying persons are offered a reduced participation fee of EUR 55.00 per person that includes access to all rehearsals, to the concerts of the fringe program and a ticket in the best category for the concert at the Philharmonie Berlin.

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