Friday, July 13, 2018
St. John Lutheran Church
425 N Main St, Russell, KS 67665, USA
BRAHMS: EIN DEUTSCHES REQUIEM
The Russell Community Choir, Ad Astra High School Honor Choir, and the 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, 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. Towards the end of his life, Brahms wished he'd named the work "A Human Requiem" instead of "A German Requiem" because the work was meant for all.