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A German Requiem: A Masterworks Concert
West Side Presbyterian Church
Ridgewood, NJ
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A German Requiem: A Masterworks Concert
Saturday, June 7 | 8:00pm
West Side Presbyterian Church

Free Preconcert Talk with Dr. Edward Maclary | 7:00pm

Dusty Francis, conductor
Wanda Yang Temko, soprano
Dominic Inferrera, baritone
The Crosswinds Quintet
The Toomai String Quintet

$20 before June 7; $25 at the door

Upwards of 2,500 people gathered to witness the 1868 premiere of Brahms's beautiful A German Requiem, sung by a chorus of 200 voices. On June 7, local residents are invited to experience a new, intimate chamber orchestration of this choral masterwork with the Ars Musica Chorale, joined by the Montclair-based Crosswinds Quintet and the Toomai String Quintet. Wanda Yang Temko of Atlanta lends her rich soprano voice, and Dominic Inferrera, deemed a "standout" by the New York Times, gives voice to the baritone solos.

A setting of biblical texts selected and arranged by Brahms himself, the Requiem, unusually, offers no prayers for the dead. Instead, Brahms weaves a message of comfort and hope for the living. Likely inspired in part by the death of his mother and of his mentor and friend Robert Schumann, the Requiem's universal themes led Brahms to say about the title that he "could happily omit the 'German' and simply say 'Human.'"

For further information, please e-mail,
or call (551) 226-9305.


West Side Presbyterian Church
Varian Fry Way, 6 South Monroe Street | Ridgewood, NJ
Parking in the lot is ample and free



West Side Presbyterian Church (View)
6 South Monroe Street
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
United States

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Music > Choral
Music > Classical

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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