Whilst Brahms was already established as a huge musical talent the first performance in 1869 premiere of his great requiem setting for chorus and orchestra secured his reputation as one of the most important artists of the era. Ein Deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem) was written in response to the death of his mother and as such is a deeply personal reflection of his love and loss. Though based on liturgical texts this is not a standard requiem for the dead but more a prayer for all those who mourn to the extent that Brahms wanted to call it “Ein menschliches Requiem” – A human Requiem.
At around 80 minutes (two halves separated by an interval) this is the longest of Brahms works and is performed here in the original German with Soprano and Baritone Soloists accompanied by Sevenoaks Philharmonic Orchestra all under the baton of our Music Director, Robyn Sevastos.
When on sale, tickets available via Sevenoaks School Box Office (link below), by phone on 01732 467765 or through choir members.