Of his choral masterwork, A German Requiem, Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) wrote: "As for the title, I must admit I should like to leave out the word 'German' and refer instead to 'Humanity'." The scripture texts he chose offer consolation, reassurance, and comfort to the living in a strong affirmation of personal hope, love, courage, and anticipation of joy. They are woven into a rich work full of classical forms and romantic harmonies.
The Park Slope Singers - a member of the Brooklyn community for more than 20 years - proudly introduces our new conductor Dusty Francis for this moving afternoon of music.
Travis Horton and Mikael Darmanie will accompany the chorus, using the composer's own arrangement for piano four hands. The soloists will be Danielle Buonaiuto, soprano, and Paul Max Tipton, bass.
All ticket holders are invited to attend a reception immediately following the concert.