Greater South Jersey Chorus presents Brahms' Requiem
Date: April 20, 2014
Location: New Jersey, USA
Choir type: Community Choirs
The 90-voice Greater South Jersey Chorus will present two performances of Brahms' German Requiem in May, 2014--on Sunday, May 4 at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Cherry Hill, NJ; and on Saturday, May 17 at St. Isaac Jogues' Roman Catholic Church in Marlton, NJ.
Consistent with Brahms' own philosophy, this inspiring work of solace and support for the living in the face of death's uncertainties will be sung in a seldom-performed English translation by Professor Leonard Van Camp. The two-piano, four-hands accompaniment will be played by Tamara Benitez and Qi Zhang, and Kelly Ann Bixby and John Andrew Fernandez will perform the soprano and baritone solos.
The Greater South Jersey Chorus Chamber Singers will present four shorter works on the theme of death and transcendance: Frank James Stanek's "The Choir Invisible", Dean Rishel's setting of "Death Be Not Proud", Daniel Gawthrop's "Sing Me to Heaven", and a new arrangement of the African-American spiritual "In That Great Gettin' Up Mornin'" by Dean Rishel.
These will be the farewell performances by Artistic Director Dean Rishel, who has announced his retirement at the close of the present season. We urge all friends of the Greater South Jersey Chorus--and particularly former singers--to join us for these inspiring performances!
Visit http://www.greatersjchorus.org for details, program notes, and to purchase tickets.