CONCORA dedicates Mozart's exquisite Requiem Mass to the memory of Christine Laird
Join us on Sunday, April 29 at 4PM, when CONCORA concludes the Masterworks Season with a very special performance of Mozart's profoundly beautiful Requiem in the resonant sanctuary of Saint James's Episcopal Church in West Hartford.
Sunday, April 29, 2018, 4:00PM St James's Episcopal Church
1018 Farmington Ave, West Hartford, CT
What is it about Mozart’s Requiem that makes it a perennial favorite? From the time the Requiem was completed in 1792 by Mozart’s student Franz Süssmayer, it has never been out of the repertoire. Perhaps the appeal lies in its sheer beauty and the intimacy, not always apparent in large-scale performances, with which Mozart sets this timeless text.
With characteristic genius and grace, Mozart connects musical and spiritual realms, and by overlaying the natural restraints of neoclassicism with the passion of Romanticism, he depicts in music the peace of eternal rest alongside the bone-chilling fear of eternal torment. Composed just as Mozart was reaching the height of his creative powers, the Requiem offers exquisite melodies, rich orchestration, and a dramatic sweep that remain compelling after more than two centuries.
The program also includes Michael Tippett's Five Spirituals from A Child of Our Time, stunning arrangements of African-American spirituals that form the structural pillars of this World War II oratorio. Artistic Director Chris Shepard says, "These appealing and effective arrangements are rightly considered masterworks of the twentieth century choral canon, combining the eternal power of African-American spirituals with the high artistic mastery of one of England’s great modern composers."
You may order tickets 24/7 at CONCORA's secure ticket site, or contact the CONCORA office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-293-0567. Tickets will also be available at the door. Advance purchase is recommended for preferred seating. Single tickets are $10-$55. Group rates are available for general admission adult and senior tickets purchased in advance in groups of 8 or more. To use your LetsGoArts card, contact the CONCORA office.
Directions and Parking
The concert is at St James's Episcopal Church, 1018 Farmington Ave (Route 4) in downtown West Hartford, CT.
There is plenty of free parking on streets around St James's Episcopal Church and in the Santander Bank parking lot on Walden Street. Accessible/handicapped parking is in the small church lot.
Enter the church through the big red doors facing Farmington Avenue, shown in the picture below.
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There is plenty of free parking on streets around St James's Episcopal Church and in the Santander Bank parking lot on Walden Street.
CONCORA’s season is made possible by the generosity of the American Savings Foundation, the Greater Hartford Arts Council, the Richard P. Garmany Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, the J. Walton Bissell Foundation, the Andrew J. Sloper Music Fund, the Saunders Foundation, The Edward C. & Ann T. Roberts Foundation, the Ensworth Charitable Foundation, Connecticut DECD Office of the Arts, The William and Alice Mortensen Foundation, the City of New Britain Commission on the Arts, and the Robert C. Vance Foundation, as well as many other foundations and individuals.