June 22, 2019 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Music Director Ming Luke leads the Berkeley Community Chorus & Orchestra in the incomparable Brahms Requiem.
Brahms gave his 1868 Requiem the title “A German Requiem” because the texts that he chose are in German, from the Lutheran Bible, not from the traditional Latin Requiem Mass. Brahms himself said that he would happily call his Requiem the “Human Requiem.” It is a stunning work that focuses on comforting the living — “Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted.” Combining Brahms’s beautiful writing and well-crafted structure, it’s become one of the most popular symphonic choral works in the literature.
Our concert soloists are winners of BCCO’s Vocal Soloist Competition for the 2018-2019 season:
Ellen Leslie, soprano
Andrew Pardini, baritone