Verdi’s “Requiem” made Christopher James Lees want to conduct: “The piece moved me to tears and fear and fury. (It) changed the molecules in the room. I thought, ‘I want to provide that for other people.’ ”
Verdi’s “Requiem” made Christopher James Lees want to conduct: “The piece moved me to tears and fear and fury. (It) changed the molecules in the room. I thought, ‘I want to provide that for other people.’ ” Michael Harding / Genesis Group Photography
Verdi’s “Requiem” made Christopher James Lees want to conduct: “The piece moved me to tears and fear and fury. (It) changed the molecules in the room. I thought, ‘I want to provide that for other people.’ ” Michael Harding / Genesis Group Photography

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