The Vancouver Bach Choir will perform Mozart's Requiem at the Orpheum Theatre on October 23.
"Mozart’s Requiem is a work of such power and transcendent beauty," says conductor Leslie Dala on the choir's website. "Given all of the events of the past 18 months across the globe and here at home, we felt that this was the ideal piece to launch this season.
"We look forward to making music together in person," Dala adds, "and to sharing this incredible masterpiece which we hope will give consolation and renewed hope to our listeners.”
Dala will lead the the Vancouver Bach Choir with members of the Vancouver Opera Orchestra, soprano Robyn Driedger-Klassen, mezzo-soprano Katie Fernandez, tenor Scott Rumble, and bass Neil Craighead.
The program also includes Mozart's motet Ave Verum Corpus, which serves as the gentle foil to the dramatic melancholy of the Requiem.
The choir will follow the October 23 concert with a performance of Benjamin Britten's St. Nicolas on November 30.
Tickets for both concerts are on sale now and you can find them here.