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Brahms Requiem

 Brahms Requiem

Under the dynamic leadership of music director Ming Luke, the Berkeley Community Chorus & Orchestra is pleased to bring the beautiful Brahms Requiem to Hertz Hall on the UC Berkeley campus. Come hear Berkeley's redoubtable chorus sing this much beloved work in three free performances June 21, 22, and 23. The 7 movements of this large scale work comprise a full orchestra, chorus, and two soloists. Ellen Leslie , soprano ,and Andrew Pardini, baritone, are winners of BCCO’s Young soloists Competition. Brahms composed the beloved work from 1865-1868 during which time his mother died. Brahm’s composed the libretto from the German Lutheran Bible rather than the traditional Latin Requiem mass. Brahms has said he would have been happy to title the piece The Human Requiem. Luke has said, “Combining Brahms’s beautiful writing and well-crafted structure, it’s become one of the most popular symphonic choral works in the literature.” In keeping with it's original intent, that "everyone should be able to enjoy great music", BCCO performs choral masterworks free to the public. Hear the full orchestra and chorus as they give voice to the gorgeous sonorities of Brahms Requiem in Hertz Hall on the UC Berkeley campus. ..\Hertz-Directions.pdf





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