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    Elaine Alvarez, soprano
    Deborah Nansteel, mezzo soprano
    Ben Gulley, tenor
    Donovan Singletary, bass
    with chorus


    Orchestra Iowa is joined by four remarkable soloists, and large choir featuring 130 voices to present Verdi’s Requiem, a powerful and dramatic choral work that has enthralled audiences for generations. Written by the renowned Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi, best known for his iconic operas, the Requiem is a musical masterpiece that is beloved by music lovers and choral enthusiasts alike.

    The Verdi Requiem is divided into seven movements, each one showcasing the composer’s mastery of melody and harmony. The Requiem’s lyrics are based on the Roman Catholic Mass for the Dead, and Verdi’s music creates a deeply emotional and moving experience for audiences worldwide.

    From the thunderous “Dies Irae” to the gentle and introspective “Agnus Dei,” Verdi’s music moves seamlessly between moments of intense drama and quiet contemplation. Whether you are a seasoned classical music fan or a newcomer to the orchestra, Verdi’s Requiem is a must-hear work that will leave a lasting impression. Its soaring melodies, powerful choral sections, and emotional depth make it a truly unforgettable musical experience.


    Don’t forget to join us for INSIGHTS in Stanley Cafe at 6:45pm on Friday night or in Encore Lounge at 6:45pm on Satuday night! Discover the meaning behind the music in this informative, informal discussion presented by Maestro Hankewich and special guests. Free to all ticket holders!

    Ticket Details – Single Tickets & Student Tickets On Sale Now!

    Students age 18 & under are eligible for a FREE ticket with paying adult. Subject to availability. Zones 2-5 Only. Some restrictions may apply.

    College Student tickets can be purchased for $10.

    Student & College Tickets MUST be purchased through at the Ticket Office by phone at 319-366-8203 or in-person at 119 Third Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401.

    Health and Safety

    Face coverings are not required for this concert. If, as a member of our audience, you feel more comfortable wearing a mask, please feel free to do so. Orchestra Iowa reserves the right to change this masking policy in response to changes in public health conditions, CDC recommendations, and updated policies by federal, state, and local jurisdictions. Additional Details