Summer Sing with Abendmusik

Wednesday, July 25, 2018
1-2:30 p.m.

First-Plymouth Congregational Church, 2000 D St., Lincoln, NE

$20 includes vocal score

Brahms’ “Ein deutsches Requiem, Op. 45," represents not only one of the  landmark sacred choral works of the nineteenth century, it is also the culmination of a long tradition of such works used both in funeral services and also as commemorations and memorials of the departed.

We will explore the tradition behind Brahms’s masterpiece, the genesis of his “German Requiem,” the ways that this work for chorus, soloists and orchestra compares with contemporary treatments using the traditional Latin liturgicaltexts. We will conclude with a focus on several movements of Brahms’ extended work to understand how the composer deployed all the resources at his command to provide music of supreme and personal consolation to all who mourn a departed loved one.

Learn why this is one of the most consoling and humane sacred works ever written.

Participating OLLI members  will receive a vocal score of Brahms’ Requiem on July 25 as part of the course.

Scores are generously provided at discount by Dietze Music.

Score: A German Requiem by Johannes Brahms

Vocal Score: Hoggard/Hinshaw Music

Instructors: Pamela Starr, professor, Music History, UNL; Tom Trenney, minister of music, First-Plymouth Congregational Church, and artistic director of Abendmusik

July 25, 1-2:30 p.m. - OLLI Members Only

Class with Pamela Starr

Aug 1, 6 p.m. (OLLI Members Only)

Q&A reception with Pamela Starr and Tom Trenney

Aug 1, 7 p.m. (Open to the public)

Invite your friends and join members of the community in rehearsal and in creating an “instant performance” of Brahms’ German Requiem with professional soloists and accompanied on the orchestral Lied Organ by Tom Trenney.

Location: First-Plymouth Congregational Church

Cost: $20 includes vocal score