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Brahms’ German Requiem

Part of: Orchestra of St. Luke's 2023–2024

 Thursday, May 9, 2024  8:00pm  Carnegie Hall - Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage Directions

Ticketing Information

Tickets on sale August 14, 2023
Carnegie Box Office: 212.247.7800

The Orchestra of St. Luke’s 2024 season draws to a soul-soothing close with an all-Brahms program of two choral masterpieces. Principal Conductor Bernard Labadie leads the combined forces of La Chapelle de Québec chamber choir and the Handel and Haydn Society Chorus in the Begräbnisgesang and Ein deutsches Requiem, featuring soloists Andrè Schuen and Erin Morley. While both works are sacred in word and tone, Brahms eschewed liturgical traditions in favor of more humanist expressions, and he explicitly referred to his requiem as “a human Requiem,” written to comfort the living. The Begräbnisgesang, written nearly ten years earlier, can almost be seen as its precursor. Taking the listener from intense grief to hopeful, peaceful conclusions, both pieces assure us that all lives continue in the memory of the living.


Johannes Brahms

Begräbnisgesang, Op. 13

Johannes Brahms

Ein deutsches Requiem, Op. 45


Orchestra of St. Luke's

Bernard Labadie

Erin Morley

Andrè Schuen

La Chapelle de Québec

The Handel and Haydn Society Chorus