Choral masterwork performed near Williston Park

January 14, 2014 by  

At the end of January, residents of Williston Park and neighboring areas on Long Island will have the opportunity to hear their neighbors sing a masterwork by Johannes Brahms.

The next performance of the Mineola Choral Society will take place in a couple of weeks at the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Garden City, a few miles from Williston Park. The group will perform Eine Deutsches Requiem, considered to be one of Brahm’s masterpieces and the piece that cemented his position as a major composer.

In the piece, Brahms used verses in German, instead of the the traditional liturgy. The piece consists of seven movements and is intended to be performed by soprano and baritone soloists, an orchestra, and a chorus. Eine Deutsches Requiem combines the symphonic with the vocal.

Vocalists from the area who will perform on the day include Carol Wendling, Carole Morrison, Cassandra Lems, Lawrence Fong, and Joan Alford. The group could use flyer printing to advertise its upcoming concert and to highlight the specific talents of each soloist.

The Mineola Choral Society performs two concerts each year. Its repertoire includes classical, operatic, sacred, and popular works. It also performs with the Nassau Pops Symphony Orchestra for an annual Christmas concert. This year is the 66th season for the Choral Society, members of which come from across Long Island and New York City. The current director of the group is Thomas W. Jones.

The concert will start at 3:00 pm on January 26. General admission tickets are $20 and $15 for students and seniors.