Baroque and Beyond*

May19, 2019
National Presbyterian Church
Washington, D.C.

The City Choir of Washington concludes its twelfth season with one of the most popular choral works ever written: Mozart’s Requiem. Maestro Shafer invites you to explore the baroque influences that shaped Mozart’s masterpiece, including Handel’s Messiah and the Uppsala Magnificat by German composer Heinrich Schütz. Schütz studied in Venice and took their polychoral practices back to Northern Germany. It is a thrilling and rarely-heard piece for three choirs and orchestra.The concert also features Gabrieli's Viva la musica.  

Crossley Danielle Hawn, Soprano
Kristen Dubenion-Smith, Mezzo-soprano
Norman Shankle, Tenor
Kerry Wilkerson, Bass

*Please note: this concert was formerly titled "An Ode to Spring". Tickets with this title will be honored at the door.

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