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Brahms Requiem - Whitehall Choir at St James's Church

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Brahms' exquisite German Requiem is one of the best-loved pieces of choral music. Rather than a usual setting of the Latin Requiem Mass, Brahms collected together sacred texts, including psalms, in German. He saw the work as a "human" Requiem - giving comfort to the living with text such as "Blessed are they that mourn for they shall be comforted". The Choir are accompanied on the piano by Ian Tindale and Michael Higgins in the version for four hands that Brahms himself prepared. They will be join by two outstanding soloists, Helen Semple and Stephen Kennedy. In the first half of the concert they will perform Funf Gesange by Brahms, and music by Schubert: Psalm 23 (Gott is Mein Hirt), a beautiful work for women's voices; Zum Sanctus from Deutsche Messe for men's voices; and his piano duet, Rondo in A major.

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St James's Church Piccadilly

197 Piccadilly
+44 (0)20 7734 4511
Public transport:
Take south side exit and walk straight ahead.

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