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Johannes Brahms’s German Requiem ( Ein Deutsches Requiem) & W.A. Mozart’s  Mass in C Major, K 259   (Organ Solo” Mass)                                                              

 

Sunday, June 22, 7:30 PM 

 

Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys, Cathedral Chorale, Cathedral Singers, Diocesan Boys Choir (and Teens!) of Rockville Centre, Soloists and Orchestra.

 

Premiered in 1776, when Mozart was 20 years old, the “Organ Solo Mass” has a youthful quality which will ring true as it is performed by our marvelous singing boys of the Cathedral and the Diocese, supported by the experienced men and changed teen voices of our tenor and bass sections of the Choirs.

   

The work is made even more charming by the use of a solo organ part, giving the piece its special “nickname:” Organ Solo Mass, which makes its appearance in the “Benedictus” section of this concert mass.

 

For the 2nd half of this spectacular concert, St. Agnes, and the Rockville Centre community with have the privilege of hearing live, one of the greatest choral works in the treasury of masterworks: Brahms’s Requiem.  This large-scale work for chorus, orchestra, and a soprano and a baritone soloist, was composed between 1865 and 1868. To be sung by our adults and most advanced teens, it comprises seven movements, making this work Brahms's longest composition. 

 

Most critics have commented on the high level of craftsmanship displayed in the work, and it has often been referred to as the “Requiem for the Living,” as the texts are taken from various sacred scriptures in the Bible which give us uplifting comfort and hope on our journey of life.   This performance will include the debut of Mr. Bower’s latest choral creation, the Master Chorale 2013, a performance group comprised of the finest choral singing artists on Long Island.

 

Soloists for the concert will include Mr. Jonathon Estabrooks (a graduate of Juilliard) from Toronto who just released a new cd, Christina Franco Stahnke from the Florida State Opera (who grew up in the St. Agnes Choirs!), as well as our own wonderful cantors/soloists: Holly, Peggie, and Christina.

  

     SUGGESTED DONATION:   $15 & $10

  

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29 Quealy Place

Rockville Centre, New York  11570

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(516) 764-9578

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Rockville Centre stop of the Long Island Railroad-Babylon Branch

   

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