March 7, 2012
Dr. Steven Powell will lead the Drexel University Chorus with the accompaniment of four professional soloists and the Fairmount Chamber Orchestra in a performance of Mozart’s final and most controversial piece, Requiem Mass in D Minor. The Requiem concert on Sunday, March 18th, will be the largest of the year for the University Chorus, and is enhanced by the accompaniment of the Fairmount Chamber Orchestra, which includes the Fairmount Chamber Ensemble. The orchestra will accompany the chorus and a professional quartet comprised of soprano Rebecca Siler, alto K. Rebecca Oehlers, tenor Perry Brisbon, and bass Brian Ming Chu.
Requiem is considered Mozart’s most enigmatic piece since its composition in 1791. The famed composer died before finishing the Requiem Mass, and his widow had the piece completed in secret by Franz Xaver Süssmayr in order to collect the full commissioning fee. The Requiem Concert will be held on Sunday, March 18th at 3 PM in the Main Auditorium (3141 Chestnut Street.) Tickets are available at the door, $8 for general admission and $3 with your student ID. For details call 215-895-ARTS or contact Publicity Assistant Tom Bonner at firstname.lastname@example.org.