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3PM Season Finale with the Jefferson Symphony Orchestra

What's interesting about this concert...

  • Two choral works that were first heard over 200 years apart comprise our tremendous Season Finale. Geistliche Chormusik, published in 1648, is a setting of German texts and choral music. The German Requiem, which debuted on Good Friday in 1868, is a beloved masterpiece revered as one of the most significant choral works in classical music.
  • Schütz is often seen as a composer who helped bridge the gap between the Renaissance and Baroque periods. His works exhibit both the aesthetics of the Renaissance and the expressive freedom and drama of the Baroque, making "Geistliche Chormusik" a fascinating blend of these styles.
  • Brahms' German Requiem is not specifically tied to any religious denomination but addresses the broader human experience of consolation and redemption. This approach was innovative and resonated with audiences seeking a more secular and inclusive perspective.
  • The Requiem will be performed in its original German, with English subtitles provided for full immersion. The concert lasts approx. 1 hour and 30 minutes with no intermission.

Kirsten Carpenter Ortman soprano
Steven Taylor baritone
The Evergreen Chorale
Christine Gaudreau chorus master
Dr. J. Arturo González conductor

​SCHÜTZ Geistliche Chormusik
- Selig sind die Toten
- Was mein Gott will, das g'scheh allzeit
BRAHMS Ein deutsches Requiem ("A German Requiem")

​Arturo González collaborates with The Evergreen Chorale, Kirsten Carpenter Ortman, and Steven Taylor to perform Brahms's "German Requiem", a beloved masterpiece revered as one of the most significant choral works in classical music.

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