Brahms: A German Requiem

Johannes Brahms’ monumental work, the German Requiem was composed between 1865 and 1868, this masterpiece stands as a testament to Brahms’ profound musical and emotional depth.

Unlike traditional requiems, Brahms’ German Requiem offers a unique perspective on life, death, and consolation. Drawing from the Luther Bible, Brahms carefully selected texts that focus on comfort for the living rather than prayers for the departed, reflecting his deeply personal and humanistic approach to the subject matter.

As we embark on this musical journey, you will be transported through seven movements, each exploring different facets of the human experience. From the serene and majestic opening of “Blessed are they that mourn,” to the triumphant proclamation of “Death, where is thy sting?,” Brahms’ music traverses a wide emotional landscape, offering moments of solace, hope, and reflection.

Throughout the requiem, Brahms showcases his mastery of choral and orchestral writing, seamlessly blending voices and instruments to create moments of both intimacy and grandeur. The music unfolds with lush harmonies, poignant melodies, and rich textures, inviting you to immerse yourself in its timeless beauty.

 

Date Sunday April 21, 2024
Time 3:00PM
Location
Hammerschmidt Chapel
190 S Prospect Ave
Elmhurst, IL 60126

Ticket Information

Adults $25
Youth (up to 12) $15