April 19, 8:00 p.m.
Church of the Incarnation
The St. Cecilia Choir, the choral ensemble Cantiamo, the Incarnation Orchestra, and soloists will sing Mozart’s beloved Requiem on Good Friday evening, April 19 at 8:00 p.m. at the Church of the Incarnation. Mark Penn will be our guest conductor. Mozart’s Requiem is a choral masterpiece whose origin is shrouded in mystery, one that makes the piece all the more fascinating and emotionally stirring. Mozart was not in the best state of mind when he received an anonymous commission to compose a Requiem Mass. His health was deteriorating, and he believed he had been cursed to write a requiem as a “swan song” for himself. Mozart died at the age of 35 on December 5, 1791, before he could complete the work. His widow, Constanze, asked Mozart’s pupil, Süssmayer, to whom the composer had given detailed instructions, to complete the score. Tickets are Preferred $25 and General $20, and they can be purchased from any St. Cecilia Choir member or by calling the church office at 579-2604.