Central Jersey Choral Society
CJCS Spring Performance - Mozart Requiem
Friday, May 20, 2022 - 7:30pm
Our Lady of Good Counsel Church
137 West Upper Ferry Rd, Ewing, NJ 08628
Tickets are $20 in advance online and will be $25 at the door on the performance evening.
From Artistic Director Christopher Loeffler:
“Mozart’s Requiem is unique in the choral repertoire due to the circumstances of its composition. Mozart composed significant material through the beginning of Lacrimosa section of the piece. The conclusion of the work was ultimately completed by his student, Franz Süßmayr. Mozart brings his artistry to bare on his confrontation with mortality and his fervent cries for forgiveness. No sooner do the cries reach a fever pitch than the Maestro finds his eternal peace and the work shifts to the reverent attempt of Süßmayr to honor the work of his master. The final movement ends with Süßmayr attempting to resurrect the music of Mozart’s Kyrie section on a different text. The result is a little awkward and an excellent homage that acknowledges the genius that has been lost to the world.”
“We dedicate this performance to friends and family we have lost. Like Mozart and his Requiem, they made an incredible impact on our lives and we are left behind, honoring their memories to the best of our abilities, striving to complete the works that they left unfinished.”
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