Masterworks Concert with KC Choirs, Longview Symphony Orchestra April 29
The Kilgore College choirs will present a special concert this month in Longview featuring the performance of “Mozart Requiem.”
The annual KC Masterworks Concert is set for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, at Trinity Episcopal Church in Longview, located at 906 Padon Street.
The concert will feature the KC Masterworks Chorus, comprised of the KC Chorale and the East Texas Community Chorus, accompanied by the Longview Symphony Orchestra.
A special prelude will be performed by the KC Children’s Chorus
Since people were turned away from last year’s Masterworks Concert, people are advised to arrive 30 minutes early.
Featured performers will include Alyssa Marshall, soprano; Virginia Lile-Boaz, mezzo-soprano; Jon Starling, tenor; and Horace English, bass
The concert is being presented by Trinity Episcopal Church and KC, with additional funding provided by those who highly value the arts in the greater Longview area.
About Mozart Requiem:
During the summer of 1791 Mozart was approached by a mysterious stranger with a commission for a Requiem Mass, under the stipulation that Mozart never attempt to learn the identity of the commissioner. Mozart worked assiduously on the Requiem, and as his health deteriorated he became convinced that the Requiem would be his own.
The Requiem was incomplete at the composer’s death, but his pupil, Süssmayr, filled in the gaps so that Mozart’s widow could collect the commission.
The work has been surrounded by mystery since its creation, and its incredible beauty and compositional excellence have endeared it to succeeding generations of singers and listeners alike.