Brahms’ longest composition was probably inspired by the loss of his mother. The German Requiem is not in Latin and will be sung in English by the Uttoxeter Choral Society on Saturday 8th April in St Mary’s Uttoxeter.
The beautiful, lyrical movements will be accompanied, unusually, by two pianos played by our accomplished accompanist Katie Riddle and her father Ian Riddle.
This arrangement is known as the London version as it was first performed in 1871.
The opening credits of the BBC documentary film series The Nazis: A Warning from History, use the start of the Requiem ‘s second movement “For all flesh, is as grass” because it is such an atmospheric piece. Brahms wrote this as a humanist rather than a Christian work and is felt as a comfort.
Come and join the High Sheriff of Staffordshire Colonel David Leigh TD DL at an inspiring concert of Brahms’ beautiful tunes. Come and listen to the talented Grace Bermingham sing “You now have sadness” while the choir return “I will comfort you”. The wonderful cadences of Matthew Clark’s delightful baritone in “Lord teach me to know mine end” are such an inspiration.
Tickets are available at £10 online at http://www.uttoxeterchoralsociety.co.uk/index.php/concerts or on the door Saturday 8th April 7.30pm in St Mary’s, Bridge St, Uttoxeter.
Thanks to Mary Pollard for the info.