Houston Chamber Choir presents To Bring Comfort
A deeply personal work, Brahms wrote his Requiem for the living. Rejecting liturgical tradition and dogma, he conceived the work as a “human requiem” to offer hope and comfort for those who mourn. Given the losses of the past 16 months and the heroic efforts of the researchers and medical professionals, Brahms's beloved 19th masterpiece expresses our emotions of sorrow and gratitude like no other.
This concert is dedicated to the men and women who put their own safety at risk to care for the victims of COVID-19 and their families. It will feature soloists Cynthia Clayton, soprano and Héctor Vásquez, baritone, distinguished Moores School of Music faculty members, and noted early piano specialist Brian Connelly, Artist Teacher at the Shepherd School of Music with Chelsea de Souza, award-winning Steinway artist playing a 19th century Bösendorfer piano, similar to one Brahms himself might have played.