JMU Symphony Orchestra, JMU Chorale and Madison Singers will be performing Ein Deutsches Requiem Op. 45 Sunday, February 19

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Johannes Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem Op. 45
(A German Requiem)
Featuring the JMU Symphony Orchestra, JMU Chorale and Madison Singers

Sunday, February 19 @ 2 p.m., Concert Hall

Experience the unparalleled magnificence and magic of the Brahms’ Requiem, indisputably one of the best-known sacred works of the Romantic Era. Carefully crafted on selected passages from the vernacular Lutheran Bible, Ein deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem) first premiered in its seven-movement entirety in 1869 in Leipzig, Germany. Brahms, viewing his Requiem as a universal offering of consolation, solace and hope to the living, considered renaming it “A Human Requiem.” Composer, mentor and friend Clara Schumann (wife of Robert) summed up the majesty of the masterwork in a letter to Brahms saying, “It is a truly tremendous piece of art which moves the entire being in a way little else does.” Don’t miss this extraordinary music event!

JMU Chorale
The JMU Chorale is the premier large choral ensemble at James Madison University. Comprised of 60-70 freshmen though graduate-level students, the touring ensemble is dedicated to performing choral/orchestral masterwork literature, and smaller pieces ranging from Renaissance motets to spirituals and vocal jazz charts. The JMU Chorale performs at schools and churches throughout the region. The group competed at the 2009 International Musical Eisteddfod in Wales and took first place in the Youth Choirs (up to age 27) category. They have collaborated with the National Philharmonic to perform Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis and Brahms’ Requiem, and were chosen to perform at the 2006 Virginia Music Educators Association State Conference and 2008 Virginia All-State Concert.

Ticket prices: $14–$15 Advance tickets can be purchased online, by phone or in person at the box office (Mon.–Fri., 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and 1½ hours prior to performance). Major credit cards, cash, checks and JACards accepted.
JMU student tickets: $8 in person at box office only with student ID. One ticket per ID. Student tickets are not available online. Cash only 1½ hours prior to performance.

Mailing Tickets/Will Call — Tickets that are ordered more than two weeks in advance of a performance will be mailed to the address on file. Ticket orders received less than two weeks prior to a performance will be held for pickup at the Will Call window.

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