Brisbane Chorale presents Johannes Brahms A German Requiem
On Saturday November 7 and Sunday November 8, head to Kelvin Grove State College to see Brisbane Chorale presents Johannes Brahms A German Requiem.
A German Requiem, Brahms’ largest work in any medium, is one of the most loved works in the classical repertoire, delivering a message of hope and compassion.
Deeply human and uplifting, A German Requiem is not a traditional setting of the Latin Requiem mass for the dead. Instead, in creating this remarkable work, Brahms assembled particular texts from the bible focussing on the living, beginning with the words ‘Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted’. The well-known movement ‘How lovely are thy dwelling places’ acts as the centre-piece of the work. Brahms himself conceived of his requiem as an offering for all humankind.
The consoling and soaring sounds of the choir, soloists and orchestra will resonate beautifully in the surrounds of Kelvin Grove State College.
Sarah Crane, Soprano
Shaun Brown, Baritone
Sinfonia of St Andrews
Emily Cox, Conductor