CONCORA offers Mozart Requiem

April 10, 2018
CONCORA

To conclude the 2017–2018 Masterworks season, CONCORA (Connecticut Choral Artists) presents a performance of Mozart’s Requiem on Sunday, April 29, 4:00 PM, at Saint James’s Episcopal Church in West Hartford, CT.

CONCORA’s Artistic Director Chris Shepard will direct CONCORA’s professional vocalists and a professional orchestra in a performance that includes Sir Michael Tippett's “Five Spirituals,” arrangements of African-American spirituals from A Child of Our Time, Tippett’s World War II oratorio. 

CONCORA will dedicate the April 29 performance of the Mozart Requiem to the memory of long-time CONCORA singer and staff member Christine Laird, who passed away on March 18, 2018, after a brief illness. 

The program opens with arrangements by British composer Sir Michael Tippett (19051998) of five African-American spirituals from his large-scale oratorio A Child of Our Time. The arrangements are highly virtuosic, calling for the 24 singers to be divided into 8 or more parts, with dramatic vocal solos.

Tickets: $10–$55. Discounted rates are available for general admission and senior tickets for groups of 8 or more. 2-for-1 general admission tickets are available with the Let*s Go! Arts card; contact the CONCORA office for details: http://www.concora.org/.

Reserve Tickets at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mozart-requiem-tickets-35017949630or contact the CONCORA office at [email protected] or 860/293-0567. Tickets are also available at the door on the day of the concert, though advance reservations are recommended for preferred seating.