The beloved classic, Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem, is the focus of the
April 13 & 14 concerts by the 110 voices of Capilano University Choirs and
the Vancouver Philharmonic Orchestra.
Brahms chose to write this piece in his native language, German, and chose
Biblical texts which he believed would give comfort to the living. Indeed,
it is thought his own mother’s death inspired him to write it. More than
150 years later, this major work by Brahms remains a powerful, moving and
hopeful piece. The choir and orchestra will be joined by guest soloists
Elyse Kantonen, soprano and Richard Petroski, baritone.
Other repertoire includes the dark and brooding Kyrie in D minor by Mozart
and the sublime, impressionistic Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music.
The Serenade is an ode to the power of music and uses Shakespearean text.
The Orchestra will also play the exuberant Overture to Ruslan and Ludmila
by the Russian composer Mikhail Glinka.
Powerful, moving, brooding, sublime, exuberant. Prepare to be thoroughly
$30 adult, $25 seniors, $10 students & children
Tickets: 604 990 7810, or online at capilanou.ca/centre