Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem (Sat 18 Jun 2022, 7:30 PM)
Written soon after his mother’s death in 1865 and first performed in its completed score in the famous Gewandhaus in Leipzig on Good Friday in 1868, Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem is a Requiem like no other and a masterpiece of choral composition.
Based on the text of the Lutheran Bible and offering hope and consolation to the living as well as mourning the departed, it is perhaps difficult to think of a piece of music more fitting for the times through which we are living. Lichfield Cathedral Chorus last sang the work in the magnificent setting of Rouen Cathedral in Northern France in 2017. Come and join us in what promises to be an unforgettable and thought-provoking evening as we bring the work back to Lichfield under the baton of Ben Lamb and in Brahms’ own arrangement for chorus, soloists and piano duet.