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Choir performs Mozart's 'Requiem'

The college Choir performs Mozart’s Requiem, the composer’s final work and one of the most intense and finely drawn interpretations of the Roman Catholic Mass, in concerts at 8 p.m. Friday, March 21, and 7 p.m. Saturday, March 22, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell Street. The concert is free and open to the public.

Directed by John Corrie, the choir will be accompanied by an orchestra consisting of students and community members.

Mozart composed most of the Requiem on his deathbed in 1791, leaving it for proteges to complete. A masterpiece of the choral repertoire, the work is “an unlikely but unforgettable alloy of ecclesiastical grandeur, Baroque fugue and the subtlest mood painting,” wrote a Portland Phoenix reviewer in 2001. “Known for operatic music that can convey scene or character with a handful of notes, Mozart used that skill here to portray a believer facing death: feeling dread at the end of this life, anxiety at the prospect of judgment, abject yearning for forgiveness.”

For more information about the performance, please call 207-786-6135.



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