The Moroccan Philharmonic Choir invites the public to (re) discover Brahms. Indeed, they will interpret the chorus and piano version of his famous Requiem during a tour of three dates (11, 12 and 13 February respectively in Marrakech, Rabat and Casablanca).
The particularity of this partition? If the requiems are traditionally dedicated to the deceased, that of Brahms is addressed to those who are still alive, as the Moroccan Philharmonic Choir says in a statement. The composer decided to choose texts in German, resulting from the translation of the Old and New Testaments by Martin Luther. Passages bringing comfort and faith.
Two versions exist: one for soloists, choir and orchestra, composed of seven movements, and another for chorus and piano. It is the latter that will be performed by the Moroccan Philharmonic Choir, Tania Dovgal and Claudia Dafne Sevilla Carrion at the piano, under the direction of Denis Comtet.
As a reminder, the Philharmonic Choir of Morocco, created in 2015 at the initiative of the Tenor Foundation for Culture as a regular training attached to the Moroccan Philharmonic Orchestra, brings together more than forty semi-professional choristers who have acquired a solid background in various national and international conservatories of music.
February tour dates:
In Marrakech, at the Church of Holy Martyrs, Monday, February 11 at 8pm
In Rabat , at Saint Peter’s Cathedral, on Tuesday, February 12 at 8:30 pm
In Casablanca , at Notre-Dame Church, Wednesday, February 13 at 8:30 pm
Prices: MAD 130 (full price) and MAD 50 (student price upon student card presentation).