Jun 02
Shadows of Remembrance

Sunday, June 2, 2024, 4pm

Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem, Op. 45 (A German Requiem)

Price: Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight


With the Fairfield County Chorale Orchestra


Brahms German Requiem is considered the crowning achievement of his career. His technique of composition in his amazing work brought critics to compare him with Bach and Beethoven. This towering work was likely inspired by the death of Brahms’ mother and that of his close friend, composer Robert Schumann. The Chorale will perform Brahms’ original composition.
Florence Price’s Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight is based on a 1914 poem by American poet Vachel Lindsay. It portrays Abraham Lincoln walking through the streets of Springfield, Illinois, stirred from his eternal sleep. He is a man, who, even in death, is burdened by the tragedies of the modern world. Price’s luscious post-romantic writing and plea for peace in the face of WWI are a perfect companion to Brahms.

The Fairfield County Chorale is thrilled to announce a captivating evening of choral music featuring Johannes Brahms’s monumental Requiem, A German Requiem, and Florence Price’s evocative composition Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight. The concert will take place at the renowned Norwalk Concert Hall on June 2, 2024, promising a memorable experience for all attendees.

The Fairfield County Chorale, which celebrates its 61st season this year, will perform under the baton of the esteemed conductor, Maestro David Rosenmeyer. With a rich history of delivering outstanding interpretations of choral masterpieces, the Chorale is poised to captivate and excite audiences in its final concert of the season.

Johannes Brahms’s German Requiem, one of the most profound works in the choral repertoire, will be the centerpiece of the concert. Brahms’s German Requiem, often referred to as the “Human Requiem,” explores themes of comfort, solace, and hope for the living, making it a deeply personal and introspective work. The Fairfield County Chorale, accompanied by a stellar orchestra, will bring forth the emotional intensity and spiritual depth of this extraordinary composition.

In addition to Brahms’s German Requiem, the Fairfield County Chorale will showcase the remarkable work of American composer Florence Price. Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight is a poignant tribute to one of America’s greatest leaders. With its stirring melodies and expressive harmonies, Price’s composition masterfully captures the essence of Lincoln’s spirit and the emotions that surrounded his presidency. This performance will be a testament to the Chorale’s commitment to celebrating diverse voices in choral music.

The Fairfield County Chorale invites music lovers, both new and seasoned, to join them on June 2, 2024, at the Norwalk Concert Hall for an unforgettable evening of choral brilliance.

The Norwalk Concert Hall, renowned for its exceptional acoustics and elegant ambiance, serves as the perfect venue for this extraordinary evening. Located at 125 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT, the hall offers a comfortable and immersive concert experience for all music enthusiasts.