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A German Requiem –Johannes Brahms  Wednesday, September 23, 7 PM

Jean-Sébastien Vallée, host, Guest: Alexander Shelley, Conductor – National Arts Centre Orchestra  

“Even the beautiful must die” proclaim the first words of Schiller’s poem Nänie. And beauty is what Brahms brought to both his setting of that poem and to his life-affirming and, for me, almost humanistic German Requiem." - Alexander Shelley

ONE OF CANADA’S MOST PREEMINENT SYMPHONIC CHORUSES
Since its inaugural concert in 1941, the Ottawa Choral Society has evolved into one of Canada’s most ambitious and accomplished large choruses. With more than one hundred and twenty auditioned voices, the Society presents a rich tapestry of sacred and secular masterpieces, focussing on choral excellence, and challenging, innovative programming.