A German Requiem

St Magnus Cathedral, Orkney

Saturday 20 June8:30pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED BY THE PROMOTER.

One of the great cornerstones of choral repertoire brings together Sonoro with the Festival’s own chorus in the magnificent surroundings of St Magnus Cathedral. Brahms’ A German Requiem is not a musical setting of the traditional Latin Mass for the Dead but, for the composer, more a Requiem to console the living; an appeal for comfort.

The Requiem was thought to be inspired by the death of Brahms’ mentor Robert Schumann and then, during composition, the death of his mother. Although this work is conventionally performed with orchestra, this performance uses Brahms’ own 1866 arrangement which is not a simple reduction of the orchestral part.

Sonoro
St Magnus International Festival Chorus

Neil Ferris conductor
Erika Mädi Jones soprano
Richard Morrison baritone
Michael Higgins piano
David Knotts piano



Past Concerts

  • 02
    04
    2021

    Fauré Requiem

    Supporting Cancer Research UK

    Join Sonoro and our 160 strong Sing with Sonoro Chorus for the culmination of a month-long online workshop series in partnership with Requiem to Cancer.

    Open
  • 28
    02
    2021

    Sing with Sonoro

    Online concert and workshop series

    Sing with Sonoro in an online performance of Fauré’s Requiem.

    Open
  • 16
    12
    2020

    Christmas with Sonoro

    St John's Church, Wimbledon

    This event has been postponed.

    Open
  • 16
    12
    2020

    Christmas with Sonoro

    St John's Church, Wimbledon

    This event has been postponed.

    Open

View all concerts

Join our mailing list

* indicates required