The Texas A&M University – Kingsville (TAMUK) Concert Choir and the Kingsville Chorale are preparing to perform the Johannes Brahms’ Requiem on April 29th and May 3rd.
“I was looking for a masterwork that would be accessible to our audience and be a interesting challenge for the students and the community choir,” said Kenneth Williams, professor of music and director of choral activities.
The Brahms’ Requiem stands with the many choral iconic pieces of music in history. The Kingsville Chorale and the TAMUK Choir joined forces in December 2013 to present Handel’s Messiah.
“The Brahms’ Requiem is one of the pinnacles of choral music that every choral musician should be familiar with,” Williams said. “In addition, students will learn about the composition and style practices of the Romantic period.”
The Kingsville Chorale is made out of my people throughout the community with a passion to sing, while the TAMUK Choir is formed by students at the university.
“It is important for all people in all areas of study to be educated in things higher than what they will be teaching to better understand the material,” said Zachary Harwell, music education major. “I believe this high quality work will help me understand music better.”
The Kingsville Choral rehearses every Monday from six to eight, while the TAMUK Concert Choir rehearses Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11 to noon at the Bellamah Music Building.
The performance will be on April 29th and May 3rd later this spring semester.