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NC Symphony and NC Master Chorale Present Mozart Requiem at Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral

Other performances Friday-Sunday in the Triangle

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Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral

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NC Symphony & NC Master Chorale rehearsal


Event  Information

Raleigh -- ( Thu., Nov. 16, 2017 )

North Carolina Symphony: Mozart Requiem
Performed by Douglas Boyd, conductor; Mireille Asselin, soprano; Sofia Selowsky, mezzo-soprano; Thomas Cooley, tenor; Michael Sumuel, baritone; North Carolina Master Chorale
$ -- Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral , (919) 733-2750 , http://www.ncsymphony.org/ -- 7:30 PM

Raleigh -- ( Fri., Nov. 17, 2017 - Sat., Nov. 18, 2017 )

North Carolina Symphony: Mozart Requiem
Performed by Douglas Boyd, conductor; Mireille Asselin, soprano; Sofia Selowsky, mezzo-soprano; Thomas Cooley, tenor; Michael Sumuel, baritone; North Carolina Master Chorale
$ -- Meymandi Concert Hall at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts , (919) 733-2750 , http://www.ncsymphony.org/

Chapel Hill -- ( Sun., Nov. 19, 2017 )

North Carolina Symphony: Mozart Requiem
Performed by Douglas Boyd, conductor; Mireille Asselin, soprano; Sofia Selowsky, mezzo-soprano; Thomas Cooley, tenor; Michael Sumuel, baritone; North Carolina Master Chorale
$ -- Memorial Hall , (919) 733-2750 , http://www.ncsymphony.org/ -- 7:30 PM

November 16, 2017 - Raleigh, NC:


This Thursday, November 16, the North Carolina Symphony will perform for the first time in Raleigh's awe-inspiring new Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral. Together with British conductor Douglas Boyd, a roster of acclaimed guest vocal soloists with global operatic and concert careers, and the North Carolina Master Chorale, NCS will perform Mozart's Requiem.

This powerful, deeply moving work, set to the Latin Requiem text, became Mozart's own personal Requiem, in a sense: He died before he completed it, at the age of only 35. (NCS will perform the version completed by Franz Sussmayr.) The Requiem has always been wrapped in mystery, given the connection with Mozart's death, as well as the fact that it was commissioned by an unknown messenger who appeared at Mozart's door. The intrigue of the Requiem eventually prompted the making of the blockbuster hit Amadeus.

Following the special cathedral performance on Thursday, the Requiem will again be presented (together with Vaughan Williams' A Pastoral Symphony at Meymandi Concert Hall this Friday and Saturday, and at Chapel Hill's Memorial Hall on Sunday, November 19. 
Al Sturgis, Music Director of the North Carolina Master Chorale, who has prepared the chorus for these performances, explains in this video how Mozart made the most of the Latin text, illustrating it brilliantly with his music:

North Carolina Symphony
Mozart Requiem

Thursday, November 16, 2017 – 7:30 pm
  Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral
  715 Nazareth St.
  Raleigh, NC 27606

Friday, November 17, 2017 – 8:00 pm
Saturday, November 18, 2017 – 8:00 pm

  Meymandi Concert Hall
  2 E South St.
  Raleigh, NC 27601

Sunday, November 19, 2017 – 7:30 pm
  Memorial Hall
  208 E Cameron Ave.
  Chapel Hill, NC 27599

Program
  Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 3 "Pastoral"
    **Not performed at Cathedral**
  Mozart: Requiem

Performers
  North Carolina Symphony
  North Carolina Master Chorale
  Douglas Boyd, conductor
  Mireille Asselin, soprano
  Sofia Selowsky, mezzo-soprano
  Thomas Cooley, tenor
  Michael Sumuel, baritone

Tickets
Online:
  Cathedral Performance: https://www.ncsymphony.org/events/113/mozart-requiem/
  Weekend Performances: https://www.ncsymphony.org/events/53/mozart-requiem/
By phone: 919.733.2750 ($8 processing fee applies)
In-person: NCS State Headquarters, 3700 Glenwood Ave., Suite 130, Raleigh (No processing fee)
Subscription ticket packages, with savings up to 35%, are also available.