The Washington Chorus begins its 58th season with Johannes Brahms’ magnificent A German Requiem, Op. 45, and Benjamin Britten’s Ballad of Heroes.
Brahms’ beloved requiem looks to console the living, while Britten’s Ballad urges the listener to remember the sacrifices made on their behalf by soldiers killed in war. Artistic Director Christopher Bell conceived the program to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day (November 11, 1918), which marked the end of World War I, now recognized as Veterans Day in the United States.
Christopher Bell conducts the orchestra.
Laura Choi Stuart, soprano
Rob McGinnes, baritone