Summer Sing with Abendmusik
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
First-Plymouth Congregational Church, 2000 D St., Lincoln, NE
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