Ad Astra Music Festival

Celebrating five years of classical music in Russell, Kansas

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Brahms Requiem

  • St. John Lutheran Church 425 North Main Street Russell, KS 67665 (map)

The Russell Community Choir, Ad Astra High School Honor Choir, and Ad Astra Chamber Choir will join forces to sing one of the most beloved pieces of music in the entire Western canon. Soprano Madeline Apple Healey and baritone Dan Moore are the soloists, and pianists Patrick Murray and César Cañón are the orchestra, all led by artistic director John Irving. Departing from the traditional liturgical Requiem, Brahms sets biblical texts of comfort for grief. Near the end of his life, Brahms wished he had named the work "A Human Requiem" instead of "A German Requiem" because the work was meant for all.

PROGRAM

Earlier Event: July 30
Jäger Mass
Later Event: July 14
Jazz at the Barn