Wimbledon Choral Society commissioned the Da Vinci Requiem to coincide with the 500th anniversary of Leonardo’s death in May 2019; this large-scale work was premiered by the choir, Kate Royal, soprano, Roderick Williams, baritone, The Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Neil Ferris at the Royal Festival Hall, London. In May 2020 the Wimbledon Choral Society will record the Da Vinci Requiem with The Philharmonia Orchestra and Roderick Williams, soprano to be announced, conductor Neil Ferris. The Da Vinci Requiem is published by OUP: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/da-vinci-requiem-9780193519022


I have brought my chosen Latin texts for this Requiem together with extracts from the Leonardo da Vinci Notebooks, editions of which have been in my family for over seventy years. Leonardo da Vinci’s extraordinary philosophical writings cast reflective and penetrating insights into the nature of mortality and all that it encompasses. 

Read more on the OUP blog -> https://blog.oup.com/2019/05/exploring-da-vinci-requiem/