My name is Andrew Yeargin…
I am the Director of Music & Organist at Holy Trinity Catholic Church on W. 82nd Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Ave. On Sunday, March 20, 2022 at 7:00 P.M., the Holy Trinity Schola Cantorum—an all-professional choir—will be presenting the German Requiem by Johannes Brahms with orchestra.
After the past two years, the time could not be more right to experience such a beautiful and healing masterpiece of music in our magnificent Byzantine church. The performance will include soloists Christopher DeVage (baritone) and Emily Moore (soprano). Admission is FREE, though donations to the music program are greatly appreciated.
The Brahms Requiem, while taking its text from scripture, is an extremely ecumenical work, which Brahms himself wanted to be called a “Human” Requiem. Unlike most Requiem Masses, which focus on the dead, Brahms’s work instead speaks to those of us who are still here. The text is devoid of any religious dogma, but filled with words of comfort and hope which speak to us all.