Back to All Events

Sonoma Bach – Major Works, A Human Requiem | Danielle Sampson, Paul Murray, Sonoma Bach Choir, Live Oak Baroque Orchestra

  • Schroeder Hall, Green Music Center (map)

We present Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem in Joachim Linckelmann’s wonderful new version for reduced orchestra, allowing us to perform the piece at a scale appropriate to our beloved Schroeder Hall, an ideal venue in which to experience the direct emotional and spiritual appeal of this amazing work. Rather than setting to music the traditional Mass for the Dead, Brahms made his own selection of biblical texts, with special emphasis upon comfort and hope for those who survive. In a letter, he said that he would have been glad to call the piece ‘A Human Requiem’—and this seems a comment upon his music’s power to provide light and hope and solace to all of us even in the midst of deepest sorrow. Tickets on sale at the Info and Tickets Desk at the Student Center or online at