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Sheffield Bach Society: Brahms Festival Concert


Join Sheffield Bach Society for their Brahms Festival Concert!

A programme devoted to Brahms, featuring his magnificent German Requiem, the Academic Festival Overture and two beautiful motets.

Brahms composed his Ein deutsches Requiem following the death of his mother in 1865, a loss that deeply affected him. Although the Requiem Mass usually begins with prayers for the dead, Ein deutsches Requiem focuses on the living, beginning with the text “Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted.” and it seems clear that for Brahms this was a humanist work. Featuring two wonderful soloists, rising Sheffield star Ella Taylor and internationally acclaimed bass Alex Ashworth, this is a concert not to be missed!

Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem
Brahms: Academic Festival Overture

Ella Taylor – Soprano
Alex Ashworth – Baritone

The National Festival Orchestra conducted by Simon Lindley

Tickets: adults £16, concessions £13, students £5 on the door only, accompanied under-16s free. 

Tickets available online or on the door.

This concert is generously supported by Jane Ginsborg.

Link to YouTube recording of Ein deutsches Requiem