Music Notes 

October 15, 2018

Mozart Requiem November 4

Please join us for a beautiful concert at 3 pm, All Saints Sunday, November 4 in the Sanctuary. A benefit for Casa Latina, this concert presents the Mozart Requiem, with full orchestra featuring Wanda Griffiths, members of Plymouth Chancel Choir and Soul Choir and soloists. Sari Breznau sings in the quartet. Additional pieces of Mexican orchestral music honor Dia de Todos los Santos, or All Saints Day.

Paula Madrigal, Mexican-American conductor of Ballard Civic Orchestra, will lead in the Mexican tradition of enjoying a Requiem, or Mass for the Dead, to celebrate the holiday. Art by Mexican artist Victor Fuentes will be exhibited, and admission is free. An offering will be collected to benefit Casa Latina; Last year this event raised nearly $5000!

This incredible piece of music is known for its beauty and because it was Mozart’s last piece of music. He died before he completed the work, so scholars have worked at the question of how to present the unfinished work ever since. Many composers and historians have attempted to puzzle out choices Mozart may have made, had he lived to complete the Mass. Numerous, wildly varying editions are available; each holds a different guess at Mozart's intentions.

This is the same piece of music featured in Amadeus, a fictionalized account of the end of Mozart's life. The most famous movement of the work, the Lacrymosa, will be performed during 10:30 am worship Nov. 4, by combined talents of both Plymouth Chancel Choir and Soul Choir as a concert preview. Please come and remember loved ones past, enjoy the music and support a great cause!

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