The Burlington Choral Society's 40th anniversary season continues with beloved music by Brahms. Richard Riley, artistic director, will lead the chorus, soloists and two pianists in Johannes Brahms' Requiem.
A musical journey from sorrow to consolation, the piece will be sung in English, as it was in 1871, just three years after its German premiere. Also on the program is Brahms' passionate Schicksalslied (Song of Destiny)
Pianists Claire Black and Diane Huling will be side by side at the keyboard playing Brahms' own four-hand piano arrangement. Sarah Cullins, soprano, and Geoffrey Penar, baritone, are the soloists.
Riley said, "Performing the Brahms Requiem is one of the most profound experiences one can have in music. The music is gigantic, and yet intimate. Together, performers and audience create an environment where, through music, we share our most personal feelings about life and death."
VPR is media sponsor for the Burlington Choral Society's 2016-2017 season.