We join with our friends from Evangelische Kantorei Heusenstamm to perform Ein Deutsches Requiem by Brahms. This concert celebrates the 30th year of collaboration between Tonbridge Philharmonic Society and Evangelische Kantorei Heusenstamm. 30 members of the Kantorei will join us on for this concert.
Our second requiem of the season, Ein deutsches Requiem was written in 1865 after the death of Brahms' mother. It is an intensely personal work full of moments of tenderness and sorrow. It was later described by Brahms as a ‘human requiem’ with its emphasis on consoling the living rather than mourning the dead.
With Mothers' Day on 31 March this year - it is the perfect time to perform this beautiful and moving work, complete with Brahms' later-added seventh movement, with the words ‘I will comfort you as one whom his own mother comforteth.’
We look forward to welcoming you on Saturday 30 March - 7:30 pm, Tonbridge School Chapel - to what promises to be another special and poignant concert - celebrating music, friendship and collaboration.