Spring Concert 2019
St Catherine’s Church, Ventnor PO38 1SW
Saturday 30th March 2019, 7.30pm
Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem
Hear Brahms’ extraordinary Requiem – his first major composition, written when he was only in his thirties. It’s a work of physical and emotional magnitude, with a unique libretto that shuns the words of the traditional Catholic Mass in favour of text selected by the composer himself from the Lutheran Bible, focusing on comfort for the living. Brahms himself said that he would have preferred to title the work “Ein menschliches Requiem” (A human Requiem).
The work will be performed with a piano duet accompaniment written by the composer himself.
PLEASE NOTE: Because of the nature and duration of this work there will be no interval. We invite you to join the choir after the concert for a complimentary glass of wine.