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Mozart Requiem & National Festival Choruses

  • Carnegie Hall 881 7th Avenue New York, NY, 10019 (map)

Just before the completion of his Requiem, Mozart died, leaving the world one last, if unfinished, masterpiece. Conducted by Jerry Blackstone, the Masterwork Festival Chorus performs this haunting meditation on life and death that was completed by Mozart's student, Franz Süssmyer. They are joined by acclaimed soloists and accompanied by the all-professional New York City Chamber Orchestra. Tender melodies, powerful choruses, exquisite arias -- Mozart includes it all in this rapturous summation of his art and life. You may have heard it performed in Amadeus, The Big Lebowski or countless other movies, but nothing quite prepares you for a live performance of this seminal masterwork.

Daniel Bara and Deanna Joseph lead the National Festival Chorus through a selection of shorter pieces including works by Mendelssohn, Pergolesi, Craig Hella Johnson, and more.

Performing works by Dan Forrest, Paul Caldwell & Sean Ivory, Rollo Dilworth, and more, the National Children's Festival Chorus also performs, under the direction of Robyn Lana.