All Schiller Institute performances and concerts are performed at the Verdi scientific tuning of A=432Hz.

  • Sunday, September 08, 2019 at 04:00 PM

    9-11 Memorial Concert

    Schiller Institute NYC Chorus 9-11 Memorial Concert, featuring Johannes Brahms Nänie Op. 82, Franz Schubert Mass in G, J.S. Bach Jesu, Meine Freude, and African-American Spirituals. 

    The Schiller Chorus has performed concerts on 9/11 every year since 2016, when it performed four back-to-back performances of Mozart's Requiem in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and New Jersey. These concerts and the rehearsal process leading into them constitute a living memorial for those who perished on 9/11 and those who have since died as a result of those tragic attacks. It is for us, the living, to commit to creating a world of beauty and peace. 

    The keystone of this year's tribute will be a performance of Johannes Brahm's beautiful choral and orchestral arrangement of the poem by Friedrich Schiller, Nänie. This poem takes up through the lens of ancient Greek mythology the question of the inevitability of death: "Auch das Schöne muß sterben," that even the beautiful must die! This sad occurrence can bring even goddesses to tears. However, their death is not the end when we sing in honor of those dead. Through our songs of lament we give them immortality. They may die, but beauty itself does not die.


    Concert to be followed by a reception.





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