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London Symphony Chorus to perform with Lamont Symphony Orchestra

On Oct. 15 and 16 the Lamont Symphony Orchestra will perform Verdi’s Requiem with what Newman Center Executive Director Stephen Seifert considers “one of the greatest symphony choruses in the world.”

The London Symphony Chorus’ first collaboration with the Lamont Symphony Orchestra was two years ago. This year the chorus will travel to the U.S. solely to perform in Denver with the orchestra.

The Lamont Symphony Orchestra is comprised of Lamont School of Music students, who devote six hours each week to rehearsal.

“It’s a very challenging opportunity for students to be able to perform the work, and it’s a great opportunity,” Seifert says.

Events associated with the performance will begin prior to the chorus’ arrival in Denver.

On Thursday, Oct. 9, at 7:30 p.m., Phillip Gossett from the University of Chicago will give a keynote address on Verdi and the Requiem in Hamilton Recital Hall. On Oct. 10 at 10:00 a.m. faculty members Rachel Walsh, Carol Helstosky, Scott Montgomery, Ken Cox and Antonia Banducci will lecture on topics relating to Verdi. Tickets for each event cost $15; single tickets for both cost $25.

Attendants of Friday’s symposium will also have the opportunity to attend a free concert of the orchestra and chorus.

Prior to both performances, chorus director Joseph Cullen and orchestra conductor Lawrence Gollan will give a “Behind the Curtain” lecture at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets for the event, on sale now, are $68 for orchestra and parterre, $43 for mezzanine and $28 for balcony; ticket prices include parking.

Tickets can be purchased through the Newman Center, Ritchie Center and TicketMaster box offices. For more information, call the Newman Center at 303-871-7720.

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