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Jefferson Choral Society presents: Requiem by Brahms

Time: April 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Venue: Historic Academy Theatre
Cost: $20 – $40
A German Requiem to Words of the Holy Scriptures, Opus 45 was composed by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) between the years 1865 and 1868. It is Brahms’ longest and grandest musical statement, comprised of seven movements. The work is said to have been inspired by Brahms’ mother’s death in 1865 and perhaps secondarily by the death of his close friend Robert Schumann.

Although the Requiem Mass in the Roman Catholic liturgy begins with prayers for the dead, A German Requiem focuses on the living with the well-known verse from the Beatitudes, “Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted,” a theme repeated throughout the piece. Almost all the movements connect different Bible verses, and the requiem both begins and ends with the word blessed.

The Jefferson Choral Society presents the Iain Farrington arrangement of Brahms’ A German Requiem in English scored for chorus, one baritone and one soprano soloist, plus an eight-piece chamber orchestra.


Standard Seat: $20.00*
Premium Seat: $30.00*
Box Seat: $40.00*

*Plus taxes and fees

For more information or to purchase tickets to this performance, contact our Bank of the James Ticketing Office at (434) 846-8499.

Sponsored By:

This program is supported in part by the Virginia Commission for the Arts, which receives support from the Virginia General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency; the Schewel Charitable Foundation; the Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation; and the Easley Foundation.
National Endowment for the Arts

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Age Requirement

All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket for this event unless otherwise stated. All ages are welcome.

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Want to volunteer and see this show for free? Contact Mele Thompson, [email protected]for more information.