Concerts

Mozart Requiem

Sunday, April 14, 2019 | 4:00pm

WASHINGTON NATIONAL CATHEDRAL CHOIR
& BAROQUE ORCHESTRA

As Lent enters the drama and emotion of Holy Week, Washington National Cathedral offers a Palm Sunday performance of Mozart’s Requiem, the very piece Mozart was working on in the final days of his own earthly journey.

The Washington National Cathedral Choir & Baroque Orchestra take on Mozart’s heart-wrenching Requiem, in the edition completed by his student, Franz Sussmeyr. Dark and enigmatic, the Requiem is a profound tribute to the themes of life, death and resurrection that shape the Holy Week narrative.

The performance begins with the Requiem by Herbert Howells, interposed with broody arias from a selection of J.S. Bach’s cantatas. Come reflect on Christ’s own journey through the valley of the shadow of death through this emotional performance of Mozart’s masterpiece.

Program

  • Sinfonia – J.S. Bach
  • Cantata BWV 4 Christ lag in Todesbanden

 

  • Salvator Mundi (O Saviour of the world)
  • Requiem – Herbert Howells

 

  • Arioso - Jesus nahm zu sich die Zwolfe – J.S. Bach
  • Cantata BWV 22 Jesus nahm zu sich die Zwolfe

 

  • Psalm 23 (The Lord is my shepherd)
  • Requiem aeternam (1)
  • Requiem – Herbert Howells

 

  • Aria - Es ist volbracht – J.S. Bach
  • Cantata BWV 159 Sehet! Wir gehn hinauf gen Jerusalem

 

  • Psalm 121 (I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills)
  • Requiem aeternam (2)
  • Requiem – Herbert Howells

 

  • Aria - Die Seele ruht
  • BWV127 Herr Jesu Christ wahr’ Mensch und Gott – J.S. Bach

 

  • I heard a voice from heaven
  • Requiem – Herbert Howells

 

  • Chorale - Jesu, deine Passion – J.S. Bach
  • Cantata BWV 159 Sehet! Wir gehn hinauf gen Jerusalem

Intermission

 

  • Requiem – W.A. Mozart

 

Personnel

  • Laura Choi Stuart, soprano
  • Hannah Hagerty, alto
  • Matthew Smith, tenor
  • Richard Giarusso, baritone
  • Steven Combs, bass/baritone
  • Washington National Cathedral Choir
  • Washington National Cathedral Baroque Orchestra
  • Canon Michael McCarthy, conductor
  • Admission
  • Dates Offered
    • April 14 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm