I’ve been looking forward to this next concert for some time, and it will be a great delight to be working again with both organisations for this performance.
Marking 200 years since it’s first performance, the Queensland University Music Society and the Sinfonia of St Andrew’s present Cherubini’s Requiem in C minor. Imitated by Brahms and Berlioz, admired by Schumann and Beethoven, this work was written in memory of King Louis XVI of France, who was executed in 1793.
Since its first performance, Weber’s opera Der Freischutz has been hailed as the first important example of Nineteenth Century Romanticism, with its fascination of all things relating to the forest. Along with the opera’s overture, we’ll be featuring QUMS’ own Chorus Master, Elspeth Sutherland, in an aria from the work.
The performance will be at 7pm on Saturday, the 21st of October, at St Andrew’s Uniting Church, cnr of Creek and Ann Streets, Brisbane CBD. More information can be found here.