Stan Engebretson, chorus master and conductor
with National Philharmonic Chorale
Norman Shankle, tenor
Saturday, November 12, 2022 at 8:00 p.m. at The Music Center at Strathmore
Stan Engebretson, artistic director of the National Philharmonic Chorale, celebrates his storied tenure with the ensemble with Berlioz’s visionary and masterfully orchestrated Requiem. Engebretson brings Berlioz’s bombastic Opus No. 5, also known as The Grand Messe des Morts, to life with the power of the NatPhil Chorale and soloist Norman Shankle, a tenor who has risen to worldwide prominence through acclaimed performances with The Metropolitan and San Francisco Operas; at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.; and the Dresden Semperoper in Germany.
Come see why Berlioz said, “If I were threatened with the destruction of the whole of my works save one, I should crave mercy for the Messe des Morts.”