Mozart's Requiem: What Makes It Great? from the Choral Arts Society of Washington
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With a voice that The New York Times describes as a "singularly thunderous baritone," Broadway leading man Brian Stokes Mitchell joins the NSO Pops for an evening of holiday favorites. Equally comfortable as a dancer and a singer, he's an in-demand presence on the Great White Way, with critically acclaimed performances in Man of La Mancha, Kiss Me Kate, Ragtime, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Jelly's Last Jam, Sweeney Todd and, most recently, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. He's even had two cameo appearances on the hit TV show Glee, and last year released a CD of Broadway hits entitled Simply Broadway. Steven Reineke conducts the orchestra as Stokes puts his jazzy spin on all the holiday classics. Word on the street is that Jolly ol' St. Nick might even make an appearance at this show! Learn More
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If you haven't gone to the "What Makes It Great?" series, you must. You absolutely must! I'm an avid fan of W.A.Mozart and adored the commentary and insights from the initial discussion of his Requiem. But even a classical-agnostic would be thrilled by the way in which the music and its moving complexities were presented to the audience. Mozart is King -- a regular "Rex Tremendae Majestatis" in his own right. Choral was fantastic and the orchestra was equally top-notch!
Quotes & Highlights
- "You’ve never heard a classical music concert like this before ... Kapilow’s exuberance transported the audience back into the mind of the composer and his contemporaries.... it brings a whole new level of appreciation." --San Diego Union-Tribune
- “This was a knockout combination of education and entertainment ... Hearing each song after Kapilow revealed its musical secrets was like meeting a celebrity just after reading his or her autobiography. Throughout the show Kapilow never once sounded dry or academic — but he did sound smart, enthusiastic, and stunningly articulate. He has a remarkable ability to make genius understandable to a general audience.” --Theatermania.com
- "Concerts by the Choral Arts Society of Washington are one of life's few truly reliable pleasures." --The Washington Post
Former NPR music commentator and host of the What Makes It Great series Rob Kapilow joins the Choral Arts Chorus to “get audiences in tune with classical music at a deeper level than many of them thought possible” (Los Angeles Times). Kapilow unravels and explores this glorious musical masterpiece with the audience during the first half of the concert. The second half features a full performance of the work under the baton of Maestro Scribner, followed by a Q&A with the audience and the performers.
About the Ticket Supplier: Choral Arts Society of Washington
Founded in 1965, The Choral Arts Society of Washington is one of the leading choral organizations in the United States with a symphonic chorus of more than 180 professional-caliber volunteer singers. Under the leadership of its founder and artistic director Norman Scribner the chorus has performed with leading symphony orchestras, sung under the world's most distinguished conductors, produced acclaimed recordings and toured nationally and internationally.