Southern Miss brings Verdi’s ‘Messa di Requiem’ to life in the Hub City

Feb 28, 2023 357

On Tuesday, the University of Southern Mississippi brings the complexity of a classical music piece to the Hub City. Giuseppe Verdi’s Messa di Requiem has added emotional depth to countless film and TV soundtracks like The Lion KingThe ShiningLord of the Rings and It’s a Wonderful Life. The USM Symphony Orchestra and Hattiesburg Choral Union will combine to bring Verdi’s Requiem to Hattiesburg audiences.

The show will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 28 at Main Street Baptist Church. Gregory Fuller, director of Choral Activities at Southern Miss, will conduct a combined force of an 80-piece orchestra, more than 300 singers, and four internationally renowned soloists. “The Verdi requiem is one of the most dramatic oratorios in the traditional repertoire for choirs and orchestras,” said Fuller. 

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