A GRAND total of 150 voices will be bringing Mozart’s Requiem to Worcester Cathedral.

It is one of the most mysterious and mythologised works in the classical repertoire.

A spokesman said: "The region’s leading large classical choir, Worcester Festival Choral Society, is bringing Mozart's mighty Requiem to Worcester Cathedral on Saturday November 16 at 7.30pm – joined by four, world-class soloists.

"Appearing with the 150-strong choir are soprano Alexandra Kidgell who is a member of The Sixteen; mezzo soprano Jennifer Westwood who sings with The Royal Opera; opera and oratorio tenor soloist Tom Robson; and bass David Shipley – who will be recognised by BBC Proms 2019 viewers from his recent appearance as bass soloist in Mozart’s Requiem at the Royal Albert Hall."

The spokesman added: "Mozart's intensely beautiful Requiem is one of choral music's most intriguing legends. Written in 1791 it was his final work, commissioned by a mysterious patron but still being completed on the composer’s death ,at only 35.

"From the fiery Dies Irae to the mournful Lacrymosa, much of the music is familiar to many from the soundtrack of multi-Oscar-winning 1984 film, Amadeus."

The concert also includes a more recent classic with local connections. Lux Perpetua is a stunning, mini war requiem written in 1998 by Worcester-born contemporary composer Jonathan Willcocks – son of conductor and composer Sir David Willcocks – on the theme of peace and unity.

The Meridian Sinfonia Symphony Orchestra will accompany the concert. Worcester Cathedral’s new Director of Music, Samuel Hudson, makes in his first appearance as the Choral Society’s conductor.

Ben Cooper, Chairman of Worcester Festival Choral Society, said: “We’re excited to bring Mozart’s wonderful Requiem to Worcester Cathedral, especially under the baton of our superb new music director Samuel Hudson."

Tickets are available at www.wfcs.online and from 01905 611427.