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Simone Young conducts A German Requiem

Music for the Soul

Featuring Danish opera star Bo Skovhus and soprano Emma Matthews, Brahms’ epic choral piece brings together great musical forces to realise the work’s full power.

In the Concert Hall | Sydney Symphony Orchestra | Classical Music


Music for the Soul

Profound, intimate and stunningly beautiful – Brahms’ epic choral piece defied the usual thoughts of mortality and instead stands as a testament to the human spirit itself. Brahms often privately referred to the piece as “a human requiem.” This performance brings together great musical forces to realise the work’s full power including Danish opera star, Bo Skovhus, soprano Emma Matthews and the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs.

With its deeply moving message of love and hope, this is an uplifting meditation on life and light that speaks to us all.

BRAHMS A German Requiem

Simone Young conductor
Emma Matthews soprano
Bo Skovhus baritone
Sydney Philharmonia Choirs

Presented by Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Venue Information

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