Diocesan Festival Choir, Red Bank singers to perform Mozart's 'Requiem'

July 29, 2019 at 12:37 p.m.
Diocesan Festival Choir, Red Bank singers to perform Mozart's 'Requiem'
Diocesan Festival Choir, Red Bank singers to perform Mozart's 'Requiem'


The Society of St. Cecilia in St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Red Bank, will present Mozart’s “Requiem” at 7:30 p.m. April 20 in the church.

Performing will be the combined choirs of the Oratory of St. Anthony of Padua and the Diocesan Festival Choir and Orchestra, under the director of Shawn Mack.

The “Requiem” Mass was commissioned by Austrian aristocrat Count Franz von Walsegg in the late 18th century to commemorate the anniversary of his young wife’s death. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart composed part of the piece in 1791 but died before its completion. It is said that during this final composition, he came to believe he was writing this requiem for his own funeral.

The composition was finished by his contemporaries, chiefly the Austrian composer Franz Xaver Süssmayr, which is why many say they hear differences in the movement after the “Lacrimosa” section of the “Requiem.”

Admission is $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and students. Tickets may be purchased at the door, and the church is handicapped accessible.

For more information, contact the church at 732-747-0813. St. Anthony of Padua Church is located at 121 Bridge Ave., Red Bank.

 

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The Society of St. Cecilia in St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Red Bank, will present Mozart’s “Requiem” at 7:30 p.m. April 20 in the church.

Performing will be the combined choirs of the Oratory of St. Anthony of Padua and the Diocesan Festival Choir and Orchestra, under the director of Shawn Mack.

The “Requiem” Mass was commissioned by Austrian aristocrat Count Franz von Walsegg in the late 18th century to commemorate the anniversary of his young wife’s death. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart composed part of the piece in 1791 but died before its completion. It is said that during this final composition, he came to believe he was writing this requiem for his own funeral.

The composition was finished by his contemporaries, chiefly the Austrian composer Franz Xaver Süssmayr, which is why many say they hear differences in the movement after the “Lacrimosa” section of the “Requiem.”

Admission is $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and students. Tickets may be purchased at the door, and the church is handicapped accessible.

For more information, contact the church at 732-747-0813. St. Anthony of Padua Church is located at 121 Bridge Ave., Red Bank.

 

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