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Brahms German Requiem

Sheffield Bach Choir, Simon Lindley, Ella Taylor & Alex Ashworth
Group types: Choruses, Conductors

A feast of Brahms

Sheffield Bach Society are thrilled to welcome back Sheffield singer Ella Taylor to sing the beautiful soprano solo in Johannes Brahms large-scale Requiem, composed between 1865 and 1868. The work is made up of seven movements and is one of his longest compositions. Sacred but non-liturgical, Brahms may have been moved to compose this marvellous work by the death of his mother, perhaps influenced also by his lingering grief over the death of his friend Schumann. Also featuring bass Alex Ashforth and Sally Robinson's National Festival Orchestra, and sung in German, this is a work not to be missed. Also on the programme are two wonderful motets; Warum ist das Licht gegeben dem Muhseligen? composed in 1878 and sometimes described as 'a little German Requiem' and Geistliches Lied, which Brahms wrote in 1856 as an exercise in counterpoint when he was just 23.

Performers

Sheffield Bach Choir, Simon Lindley (Conductor), Ella Taylor (Soprano), Alex Ashworth (Bass) and National Festival Orchestra

Programme

  • Johannes Brahms: German Requiem
  • Johannes Brahms: Warum ist das Licht gegeben dem Muhseligen?
  • Johannes Brahms: Geistliches Lied

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