Program BRAHMS - AN ENGLISH REQUIEM PHILADELPHIA PREMIERE
artists/conductors CHORAL ARTS PHILADELPHIA MATTHEW GLANDORF, CONDUCTOR
TRIBUTE TO THE FOUNDER OF CHORAL ARTS PHILADELPHIA
The year 2019 marks the 10th anniversary of the passing of Choral Arts’ founding Artistic Director Seán Deibler (1947-2009).
Seán had a profound impact on the choral landscape of Philadelphia as a conductor, teacher and mentor, and Choral Arts owes Seán the early success as a symphonic chorus of great ability (formerly known as Choral Arts Society of Philadelphia) that performed regularly and recorded with the Philadelphia Orchestra.
On May 25, 2019, for the memorial performance in Deibler’s honor, Choral Arts will present Brahms' Requiem, sung in English, with piano four hands, to become the first performance of this version in Philadelphia. This original version was approved by the composer himself who wanted the message of comfort for those living in grief to be immediate.
Read Deibler's remembrance message written in 2009 by composer Michael Kaulkin, who was a student and friend of Seán. Michael sang with Choral Arts (Society of) Philadelphia and was also commissioned by Deibler in 1996 to write a choral piece"Cycle of Friends" for the Music Group of Philadelphia.
A copy of the official tax-exempt 501(c)(3) registration and financial information for The Choral Arts Society of Philadelphia Inc. (administering Choral Arts Philadelphia) may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling, toll free within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.
Choral Arts Philadelphia receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.