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Requiem for Whitman

  • The Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral 273 Mott Street New York, NY, 10012 United States (map)

Requiem for Whitman features the opulent a cappella Messa di Requiem by Ildebrando Pizzetti. The requiem offers the full range of emotion with sections for double choir, lush harmonies, and an evocative setting of the “Dies irae” Gregorian chant. A three-movement work by William Schuman, a newly commissioned work by Douglas Geers, and J.S. Bach’s funeral motet complete the opening concert for the Dessoff Choirs.

Pre-concert talk - 3:15 pm
Poetry of Walt Whitman
Dr. Karen Karbiener

Carols of Death                                        William Schuman (1910-1992)

Fürchte dich nicht, BWV 228            J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

As Adam, Early in the Morning           Douglas Geers (b. 1968)

Messa di Requiem                                    Ildebrando Pizzetti (1880-1968)

Earlier Event: August 21
Later Event: December 7
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