Brahms German Requiem – 13 April 2019

Brahms German Requiem (sung in English)

Central Church, Tor Hill Road, Torquay – 7.30pm – 13 April 2

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Johannes Brahms 1833-1897
Johannes Brahms 1833-1897




South Devon Choir perform Brahms German Requiem, conducted by John Hobbs and with soloists – soprano Catherine Hamilton and bass Darren Jeffery.  The concert is accompanied by pianists Simon Dunbavand and Ian Curror.  The Requiem will be performed in English and includes the well-known (and often sung in cathedrals) How Lovely Are Thy Dwellings   #sdcbrahms

Brahms was said to have written this work following the death of his mother and also when he was much affected by the death of Schumann. Instead of the usual Latin requiem words, Brahms chose to write the libretto himself taking words from the Lutheran Bible and concentrating on the living and the transition from anxiety to comfort for those who mourn.

Brahms first wrote this work with accompanying four handed piano, in other words, two pianists playing a single instrument and it is this version that will be performed.

In addition to the Requiem our soloists will also perform some lieder, a type of German song for solo voice, typically with a piano accompaniment.  Prepare yourselves for a treat when you hear the sublime voice of well-known soprano, Catherine Hamilton, and the rich tones of the internationally recognised Darren Jeffery.

Soprano Soloist - Catherine Hamilto
Soprano Soloist – Catherine Hamilton

Bass soloist - Darren Jeffery
Bass soloist – Darren Jeffery

Tickets £12.00 – Students under 19 free of charge.

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