The 78th season of the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir begins in the most dramatic of fashions with a joint performance with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra of Mozart’s Requiem in D Minor. With the fiery “Dies Irae” and plaintive “Lacrimosa” the mystery and intrigue of this composition dates back to the year of Mozart’s death – 1791, when Mozart died with the commissioned masterpiece incomplete. Fuel to the fire of mystery was added by playwright Peter Shaffer in his 1979 play Amadeus, in which a mysterious messenger orders Mozart to write a requiem mass, giving no explanation for the order; Mozart (in the play) then comes to believe that the piece is meant to be the requiem mass for his own funeral.
Experience the powerful music that inspired the mystery! This is a combined performance of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir at Hilbert Circle Theatre.
Mozart’s Requiem. Indianapolis Symphonic Choir.
- Friday, October 10 @ 8:00pm
- Saturday, October 11 @ 5:30pm
See Indianapolis Symphonic Choir Website for full details.